Blockbusters: Wet Leg Lovingly Selected for Vevo's DSCVR Artists to Watch 2022 list.
Updated: Nov 9
These gals are visibly thrilled at the response to their snappy, wry, punky creations. Only a mere two songs into their assault on the airwaves, Isle of Wight band Wet Leg - a name concocted from a mess around with emojis - find themselves on Vevo's DSCVR Artists to Watch 2022 list. Here, the faithful leading music video network worldwide hand-picks exciting new artists that have left an impression. Its belief: somewhere perched within the list is the destiny for huge things.
Vevo's Music and Talent Manager, Alex Morely, shares these rousing words,
"Wet Leg is one of the best bands I've come across in a long while. From the moment I heard their excellent debut single, Chaise Longue, I was hooked!
In its 8th year, this campaign is the magic key to exposure across the televised lands and helped propel the likes of Billie Elish, Jorga Smith and Arlo Parks into stardom. Hester Chambers and Rhian Teesdale can bank this prestigious inclusion to their stratospheric start and dream signing to The Domino Recording Company. Always a slight risk, their first release, the humour ladened and Chaise Longue, blew up considerably with enthusiastic acknowledgements from most it encountered. However, a sigh of relief came along soon after.
The Second track, Wet Dream, contains the same punch, swagger, and catchy composing from the pair but was talented enough to show Wet Leg mean business; in no way, shape or form are they a one-hit-wonder. Each of the 21 outfits on the Vevo list shoots an exclusive in-house produced live video, peacocking their greatness. Encapsulated in a fresh white box, with lighting designed to dazzle, modern angles show them as joy-filled as ever to be performing.
The duo declare,
“We’re super stoked to have been selected by Vevo to be a part of their DSCVR Artists To Watch campaign. We had A LOT of fun shooting this and are so excited to share it with you!”
Channelling their inner Karen O, Teesdale's sweet yet salty tones are pitch-perfect, backed by the sultry call and response backing of Chambers as she leads on the quick-witted guitar riffs, catching the attention of the ear. Although about a break-up, the comical song is sung to the camera by Rhian, again they seem over the moon to be performing. Wet Dream - along with its predecessor - is a North Star in terms of where Wet Leg is headed and headed to big and bold pastures at that, deserving all glowing praise they get.
Article by Beverley Knight