August 16, 2022

Moist Leg have been one of many massive music tales to return out of 2021 – coming from nowhere (properly, the Isle of Wight) to turn out to be so hotly tipped, their debut album has been trailed with performances on the US late-night circuit.

With all that hype then, it’s a reduction to say that now it’s arrived. The duo of Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers’s self-titled LP is the other of a disappointment. That’s partly as a result of a few of its key parts – just like the inescapably wry viral hit Chaise Longue, and the driving rhythms of Moist Dream – have been already on the market as singles and can be sufficient to promote an in any other case common report. However this is much better than that.

Dreamy opener Being In Love would grace most debuts as a lead single, however right here acts as an appetiser that hints at their abilities earlier than their signature Chaise Longue dish. Woozy ode to dangerous home events Angelica follows – with its lyrics showcasing Teasdale’s biting wit. I Don’t Go Out could possibly be filler, however its echoes of David Bowie’s Man Who Bought the World offers maybe the obvious instance of one other factor of what makes Moist Leg much more fascinating than your common indie aspirants: a eager information and sense of music historical past that bleeds by means of the album and permits them to mix kinds whereas creating one which could be very a lot their very own. It’s additionally current on newest single Ur Mum – which might simply be a boppy stage for extra quippy couplets however in its later levels really has hints of Joe Meek’s spacey manufacturing.

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Though the report’s ultimate third lacks the sweaty indie membership bangers, it has its personal enchantment, with Oh No offering a little bit of grotty storage rock that sounds nice stay, Piece of Shit including some subtler folks vibes regardless of its uncouth title, whereas Grocery store and the epic Too Late Now present a becoming conclusion.

The latter, one other single, is up there with their finest – transferring from unusual dissonance into the skilful indie-pop that marks the songs which have already made Teasdale and Chambers the style’s hottest property.

That is undoubtedly a case then the place you must consider the hype – though it’s virtually a disgrace to say so. As a result of there’s additionally a humble, well-made appeal to the report which means it may be totally loved even for those who’re barely too outdated or uncool to go to the locations Moist Leg are undoubtedly going.

Mark Worgan

Moist Leg is launched on 8th April 2022. For additional info or to order the album go to Moist Leg’s web site right here.

Watch the video for the only Ur Mum right here: