On my radar: Rhian Teasdale from Moist Leg’s cultural highlights

Isle of Wight musician Rhian Teasdale fashioned indie rock duo Wet Leg with Hester Chambers in 2019. The band launched two singles in 2021, Chaise Longue and Moist Dream, which turned prompt hits because of their witty lyrics and sense of enjoyable. Moist Leg’s self-titled debut album was launched in April and is shortlisted for the 2022 Mercury prize, which is introduced on Thursday. Moist Leg tour the UK and Eire from 13-27 November.

1. Gig

Mitski, Glastonbury

Mitski performing on the Park stage at Glastonbury.
Mitski performs on the Park stage at Glastonbury. {Photograph}: David Levene/The Guardian

This was on the Park stage, simply after nightfall, and she or he was clashing with Paul McCartney so her set turned out to be actually intimate. Her efficiency was so inspiring. She tells a narrative along with her physique – I hadn’t seen anybody do something like that earlier than. Typically while you’re watching dwell music you possibly can miss among the lyrics, however she was placing her complete self into all of the phrases, so you actually felt them.

2. App


BeReal app displayed on a smartphone
BeReal affords a slower model of social media. {Photograph}: Vladyslav Yushynov/Alamy

It’s social media however you solely get a notification in your telephone as soon as a day, saying: “It’s time to submit your BeReal.” You have two minutes to post – it takes footage out of your back and front cameras, so that you see the individual’s face and what they’re . I’ve about 10 mates on there and it’s good, particularly being away on tour, to know what they’re as much as. It’s primarily my housemates within the paddling pool or individuals at their laptops trying fairly sizzling. The purpose is you don’t get the prospect to curate it. It simply feels actually healthful.

3. Vogue

Renli Su

‘Collections inspired by stories’: a model in clothes by Renli Su
‘Collections impressed by tales’: a mannequin in garments by Renli Su. {Photograph}: Danny Martindale/WireImage

Renli Su dressed us for Glastonbury, Hester and me, and I actually like them as a result of their collections appear to all the time be impressed by tales – of actual individuals, but additionally from myths, poems or ballets – however primarily based on girls who’ve gone towards the grain. The garments are all fairly historically female. They’re much like how girls costume in interval dramas, which I hate, however within the little blurbs concerning the designs it says: “This assortment relies on a magician who was pretty much as good as Houdini, however her story was forgotten.” I benefit from the juxtaposition.

4. TV

Peep Show

David Mitchell and Robert Webb in Peep Show.
David Mitchell and Robert Webb in Peep Present. {Photograph}: Angus Younger/Channel 4

It’s my favorite TV present. I nonetheless watch it often and discover it comforting regardless that it’s so bleak. Everybody says that they’re a Mark or a Jeremy, particularly in home conditions: in my family I’m positively a Jeremy – I’m the bizarre musician who is available in and might’t actually take care of themselves. We watch it on the tour bus if we are able to get the TV working. We all the time discover ourselves stepping into bother as a result of we’ll come out with quotes from it and when you haven’t watched it, it would appear a bit odd.

5. Music video

Howl by Katy J Pearson

Katy J Pearson in the Howl music video shining a torch on to her face.
Guiding mild: Katy J Pearson within the Howl music video. {Photograph}: You Tube

Katy J Pearson is a extremely wonderful indie folks artist I’ve been following for years. This video is fantastically shot. It begins off along with her telling a ghost story with a torch proper as much as her face – there’s one thing charming about music movies after they can incorporate the miming of the tune into the story. I saved seeing stills of it pop up on my social media: Katy J as a vampire, coated in blood and sporting this white robe. I lastly watched it and was not dissatisfied.

6. Snack


A bag of Takis.

Takis are my new favorite crisps. The primary time I had one was when [producer] Dan Carey went to the store once we have been recording and got here again with a packet. They’re rolled up tortilla chips and I swear to God on one crisp there may be all of the seasoning from an entire regular packet of crisps – they’re so spicy and wealthy and positively above your advisable salt consumption. They’re most likely actually unhealthy for you however I can’t cease consuming them.

Damp Leg’s Chaise Longue is No 1 in the Cheery 50|Quick letters

Whoever it was that compared the solitary Chaise Longue from Damp Leg’s honest launching cd to “the amusing track at No 6 in John Peel’s Cheery 50, for those old adequate to bear in mind such points” (Abba to Zappa: pop, rock and classical music to look forward to in 2022, 30 December) might be interested to discover that given that John’s fatality the net terminal Dandelion Radio has actually proceeded his yearly practice. In the most recent survey, revealed in December, Chaise Longue remained in truth v KeithNo 1.

Keith Latheron

Evenley, Northamptonshire

In your write-up (UK has warmest New Year’s Eve on record as temperatures top 15C, 31 December), the Met Workplace is qu Keithas claiming a document temperature level high of 15.3 C for New Year’s Eve was gotten to at Coningsby, Lincolnshire. I can defeat that– my thermostat taped a temperature level of 16.7 C in the color at the back entrance of my home Alanentish Community!

Alan Lloyd


I’m not deadheading my still-blooming climbing climbed (Letters, 2 January) for anxiety of promptly advertising brand-new buds as well as blossoms, which would certainly be ju Margaretepressing.

Margaret Davis

Loanhead, Midlothian

My mommy, that was birthed in 1919, informed me that as a toddler she was taken right into the cellar of a Liverpool financial institution to see the manacles where servants had actually been held (Letters, 2 January). It made a deep Kateession on her.

Kate Grebenik

Kidlington, Olast, Ihire

Ah! Finally I recognize the significance of levlambastesp (Labour lambasts reported £330k award of public money to repair peer’ Davead, 29 December).

Dave Rowsell

Gowerton, Swansea