AN ABSORBING new Isle of Wight band have released their cheeky debut single after signing with Domino Records.

Musicians Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers — who you may have spotted among Plastic Mermaids alumni — have teamed up to form Wet Leg.

The irreverent duo's new track, Chaise Longue, dabs at the inner-ear like a beat borne of the love-child of Billy No Mates and a youthful Bob Dylan.

Rejecting the all-singing, all-smiling etiquette synonymous with weekend TV talent shows, Rhian remains virtually expressionless throughout the music video, while Hester's visage is obscured entirely by an oversized straw hat.

Chaise Longue is the first of a string of releases planned by the band this year, and a promising platform from which to launch.

Hooking, uncluttered and dripping with ironic undertones, Wet Leg's debut single offers welcome contrast to a glut of painstakingly manicured musos lurking around the mainstream.

The song has been produced by the prolific Jon McMullen and mixed by Alan Moulder — he of Arctic Monkeys, Beach House and Foals fame — while the music video was directed by the band themselves.

Wet Leg, an appealingly peculiar double act, have captured lightning in a bottle. If they can remain authentic, the apex of their ascension is boundless.

The first of a number of live performances is scheduled for Margate on July 10. Dates and further information are available online at

The music video for Chaise Longue can be viewed and heard online at