With only five songs under their belt, indie fire-starters, Wet Leg have already taken the scene by storm. Only fresh faces and they’re simply warming up. The main question: Who is Angelica?
Rhian Teasdale, one-half of Wet Leg and our resident mischief starter, named the song after her oldest friend, Angelica. And boy does she seem like the life of the party. What with allegedly sporting a lasagne to being equipt with a ray-gun that will quote “obliterate everybody,” who wouldn’t want to be friends with Angelica?
In a quest to survive the hellish reality of a terrible party, Teasdale can almost be heard pouting while singing — or mumbling. No matter how brain-numbing the party gets, ‘Angelica’ has a way of carrying you through it. Both the person and the song itself.
Wet Leg has cultivated quite the interesting aesthetic within ‘Angelica.’ They feature brashly seductive lyrics that cut to the chase and a production style that echoes many popular tropes used by decades in the past.
There’s a hint of psychedelia from the 70s, a yearning sensual spirit from the 80s, passionate drum fills from the early 90s, and an audacity to be authentic from today. Knowing this, what can we possibly expect from a debut Wet Leg album? (Coming out April 8th, by the way!)
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The opening riff of the song proves that a 70s revival is simply in dire need for the music industry. It gives us the image of high-waisted jeans, a fringed vest, a tie-dye shirt, and a shaggy cut blowing in the wind furiously.
And the music video is a breath of fresh air. Try to spot how many times you see a mouth seductively flash across the screen. The video, directed by the band themselves, sits us on an island where it’s only our pleasure to watch Teasdale and Chambers dance like no one is watching.
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Americans seem to be going nuts for Wet Leg; their upcoming US tour had to be upgraded across numerous venues just to accommodate the high demand! Shows are selling out left and right, so secure a front-row seat to Wet Leg’s sweet charm before their music gets too big to contain.
Which era of music do you feel Wet Leg channels the most beyond just ‘Angelica’? Are we feeling a hippie-inspired psychedelia? Or a riot-girrrl’s brutally honest lyricism? Be sure to let us know on Twitter, @TheHoneyPop or in the comments!