Wet Leg’s debut album shortlisted for 2022’s Mercury Prize

Today, Wet Leg‘s self-titled debut album has been shortlisted as an Album of the Year for the 2022 Mercury Prize with FREE NOW.

Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers said of the accolade: “It’s been just over a year since our first gig and we are all still in shock at where this journey has taken us. When we started the band, we never really thought we’d get the opportunity to make any recordings at all, let alone a whole album…and now to have that album nominated for a Mercury has left us absolutely lost for words. We feel very lucky that we got to make the album that we made. Thanks to everyone who helped us along the way. Feeling very proud and grateful today.”

Released in April following a string of equally excellent singles, Wet Leg charted at Number 1 and has already become the biggest selling UK debut for the first half of the year. The duo have also clocked up over 120 million streams globally and have sold out their live shows across the world.

Additionally, the band are pleased to be nominated in two categories at the 2022 Aim Awards including UK Independent Breakthrough and Best Independent Track for “Chaise Longue” – their debut single, released just over a year ago.

Whilst on their first ever tour of Australia earlier this month, Wet Leg recorded a cover of The Chats’ “iconic” “Smoko” for Triple J’s Like A Version. 

Wet Leg is available to buy on vinyl, cassette, CD and digitally. Buy: Wet Leg Store | Digital

Upcoming live dates
29th July – Lollapalooza, Chicago
30th July – Mo Pop Festival, Detroit
31st July – Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts, Montreal
2nd August – The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
4th August – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
5th August – Pickathon, Happy Valley
7th August – Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco
13th August – Haldern Pop Festival, Rees-Haldern
17th August – Cabaret Vert Festival, Charleville-Mezieres
18th August – La Route Du Rock, Saint Malo
19th August – Lowlands Festival, Biddinghuizen
20th August – Pukkelpop Festival, Hasselt
21st August – Winterhurer Musikfestwochen, Winterthur
26th August – The Thing Festival, Seattle
28th August – This Ain’t No Picnic, Los Angeles
30th August – Aztec Theatre, San Antonio
31st August – Here And There Festival, Dallas
1st September – Tipitina’s Uptown, New Orleans
3rd September – The Plaza Live, Orlando
4th September – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta
10th September – Westword Festival, Denver
11th September – Ghost Ranch Festival, Santa Fe
13th September – The Depot, Salt Lake City
15th September – The Van Buren, Phoenix
16th September – Life Is Beautiful, Las Vegas
17th September – Madison Square Garden, New York City w/ Florence + The Machine
18th September – Sea Hear Now, Asbury Park
3rd October – C3 Stage, Guadalajara
4th October – Lunario, Mexico City
6th October – Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle w/ Florence + The Machine
9th October – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View w/ Florence + The Machine
12th October – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego w/ Florence + The Machine
21st October – L’Aéroneff, Lille
23rd October – Strom, Munich
25th October – Magazzini Generali, Milan
            26th October – Mascotte, Zurich
27th October – La Laiterie, Strasbourg
29th October – Mojo Club, Hamburg
Mon 31st Oct – Parkteatret, Oslo
1st November – Debaser Strand, Stockholm
2nd November – Copenhagen, Vega
4th November – Trix, Antwerp
5th November – Vera, Groningen
6th November – Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin
7th November – Kantine, Cologne
9th November – Elysee Montmartre, Paris
10th November – Rockhal Club, Esch-sur-Alzette
11th November – Paradiso, Amsterdam
13th November – UEA, Norwich
14th November – O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
15th November – O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool
17th November – SWG3, Glasgow
18th November – Leeds Beckett Students Union, Leeds
19th November – O2 Ritz, Manchester
21st November – O2 Institute, Birmingham
23rd November – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
24th November – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
25th November – Rock City, Nottingham
27th November – Limelight, Belfast
28th November – Academy, Dublin
4th December – Headliner’s, Louisville
5th December – Delmar Hall, St Louis
6th December – Truman, Kansas City

12th February – O-East, Tokyo
13th February – Nagoya Club Quattro, Nagoya
14th February – Umeda Club Quattro, Osaka
15th February – O-East, Tokyo
20th February – HBF Park, Perth w/ Harry Styles
24th February – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne w/ Harry Styles
25th February – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne w/ Harry Styles
28th February – Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast w/ Harry Styles
3rd March – Accor Stadium, Sydney w/ Harry Styles
4th March – Accor Stadium, Sydney w/ Harry Styles
7th March – MT Smart Stadium, Auckland w/ Harry Styles

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