Thursday, August 19, 2021

Palate Cleanser: The Weird Hit of the Summer

As luck would have it, Tengrain posted a palate cleanser featuring a lounge lizard reclining on a chaise longue, which gives me an excuse (we all need a palate cleanser this week) to post what I'm terming the utterly weird hit of the summer, Chaise Longue by Wet Leg, a band based on the Isle of Wight.  The hilariously clean-yet-dirty song is accompanied by a fantastic video with an off-kilter Little House on the Prairie aesthetic:

Somehow, lead singer Rhian Teasdale manages to be homely, alluring, and slightly minatory at the same time, and her deadpan delivery of double entendres (including one cribbed from the movie Mean Girls) is a marvel.  The song is an earworm, and a fantastic debut single from a band which I will be sure to watch in the coming years.

If you're interested in the band, here's an interview with Ms Teasdale, who has the most gorgeous speaking voice:


Older videos of the band, before they were signed to a label, have surfaced: 


It's been a while since I've found a band this fun.


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Anonymous said...

Perhaps I should explain; I conceived the comment "Fun!" without having read your last line, please allow me to modify that to "Very fun!", and - thanks!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I'm so glad you like them. They really are a hoot and I wish them success.