February 28, 2022

Wet Leg - "Angelica"

Wet Leg have shared another single ahead of their upcoming full-length debut, out later this spring.

The opening rings out with an almost-nod to the paisley psychedelic swirl of '60s pop, something I would've expected from Quilt rather than Wet Leg, but it's not too long before the familiar, thudding bassline cuts through the mix and gives the band their signature sound back. The rest follows the path we've been down with the band before, however the expanded overtones towards more of that flowery sound are more present than ever. That's not to say the band has pulled a 180 on us, we eventually do get to a more textured wall of sludging guitar that hits with like a wallop upside the head. Eventually, it all melds together in a shimmering trance of feedback that hits like a dense cloud of noise. It's not as catchy as some of their previous singles, but it signals and showcases the depth the band will cover on their record and adds more nuance to their already highly anticipated debut. The brighter sounds don't last forever and their more brooding grooves find their way here, but the result isn't a complicated mess, but rather, it's an impressive juxtaposition of sound, melody, and genre that continues to elevate their hype.

Wet Leg is out April 8 via Domino.

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