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Wet Leg share new song ‘Ur Mum’ ahead of debut album release

The duo's self-titled full-length lands on Friday (April 8) via Domino

By Will Richards

Wet Leg posing on a metal slide in a forest
Wet Leg. (Photo: Hollie Fernando)

Wet Leg have shared a new single and video ahead of their debut album release – watch and listen to ‘Ur Mum’ below.

The Isle of Wight duo are releasing their self-titled first full-length this Friday (April 8) via Domino, and the new song is a funny and angry retort at an ex-boyfriend of vocalist Rhian Teasdale’s, as she sings: “When I think about what you’ve become, I feel sorry for your mum.”

“I was pretty angry at way things had gone in this particular dynamic,” Teasdale said of the relationship in a statement. “It’s just a diss song I wrote to make myself feel better. It worked.”

Speaking about the track’s video, which sees Teasdale and bandmate Hester Chambers become shopkeepers, director Lava La Rue said: “The ‘Ur Mum’ video was all about bringing the viewer into the Wet Leg world – sprinkling details throughout the visual that not only reference at least 4 songs off the album but also plenty of inside jokes within the band too.

“Artistically it shows where the aesthetic of American indie films like Napoleon Dynamite fit perfectly in the scape of rural British settings – this concept first came to me when the band took me to IOW for the first time – I saw the connection and it all clicked into place.”

Watch Wet Leg’s ‘Ur Mum’ video below.

Wet Leg are also set to play a string of in-store shows in April, beginning this week, before they kick off their UK tour later in the month.

Find the full schedule of headline tour dates for this month below. A larger UK tour follows in November.

7 – Kingston, Banquet @ PRYZM(early & late)
8 – London, Rough Trade East (matinee & evening)
9 – Brighton, Resident
10 – Bristol, Rough Trade
11 – Nottingham, Rough Trade,
12 – Birmingham, HMV
13 – Sheffield, The Foundry (Bear Tree Records out-store)
16 – Newcastle, St Doms

17 – Edinburgh, The Mash House
19 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
20 – Manchester, Gorilla
21 – Bristol, Trinity Centre
23 – Birmingham, O2 Institute
24 – Norwich, Arts Centre
26 – London, Scala
27 – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms