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.