Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers each wear a small gold necklace made by Hester: one that says Wet, and one that says Leg. Before last summer, those necklaces would have been cryptic to almost everyone else. However, a lot has changed since then. Wet Leg only released their debut single, Chaise Longue, in June 2021, but its dry wit, Mean Girls nod and thumping indie-disco beat turned it into a runaway hit. They have been on the radio every time you turn it on. They have already performed on Jools Holland & Seth Meyers, supported a slew of great acts from CHVRCHES to Inhaler, sold out their entire 2022 tour despite only having two songs out in the world (Wet Dream followed in September, another absolute corker) and now, with new single Too Late Now, an album on the horizon and having been ranked #2 in BBC Sound of 2022 list, this year looks set to take them even further. Here are the pop stars you've been waiting years to discover.
"It all seems so long ago now," says Rhian, still a little stunned by the rapid pace of it all. It has only been six months.
"There have been so many firsts for us since then," decides Hester, "that it makes it feel like time has moved... differently.
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