ARC062: Wetdog - Lower Leg
Release Date: 2nd November 2009
Release Type: Single
Formats: 7", download
1. Lower Leg
2. The Burry Man
3. How Sweet The Sound
After the release of 2008's 'Enterprise Reversal', WETDOG played around the UK and then quickly set about writing tracks for the follow-up LP, 'Frauhaus!'
Comeback single 'Lower Leg' inhabits the skin of a classic Rough Trade 7î of yesteryear ñ effortless style, catchy tune, dance-floor friendly pop gone wrong, wrapped in a beautiful package. It's their most accessible recording to date, and is sure to win them many new converts as well as thrill their existing fans.
The band have an affinity with Welsh genius, counting Datblygu and Euros Childs amongst their influences (there are hints of pastoral climes in the melodies), but The Wicker Man, Syd Barrett and Robert Crumb are just as likely to feature in any album-related discussions.
They are oft compared to post-punk artists like The Slits (with whom they are touring throughout October), but have been equally influential in turn on recent bands such as Vivian Girls, Trash Kit, Plug and New Bloods.
Rivka Gillieron (guitar, vox), Sarah Datblygu (drums, vox ) and Billy Easter (bass, vox) agree on one thing ñ hard and sparse music contrasting with vocal harmonies.