Being in on the ground floor of a band that came into public view out of nowhere is an amazing experience. The British duo Wet Leg were formed 2019 by friends Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers. The two met in college and were friends for ten years before forming the band. Their self-titled debut album came out in April of this year and had already gathered steam with their debut single, "Chaise Longue" and follow up "Wet Dream."
This year's tour is all about the debut album and their set is the album, less two tracks and two additional songs. Playing 11 or 12 songs without an encore is a bit daring, but it keeps the set moving--there's no second guessing. I think the crowd at Tips was a bit surprised the band didn't come back and play an encore, but it was pretty evident they weren't as the "hits" had already been played. The house music started playing after the band left the stage, but no one moved.
The band was silly with excitement all night and fed off the crowd's energy, which was crazy and exciting. It's amazing to watch a crowd be so into a band, singing along with every song and bouncing in unison. Going into this show I really didn't know what to expect and afterwards, I thought their live show surpassed the tracks they laid down. You can see more pictures here.