Indie’s latest heroes rise to the event


In lower than a 12 months, Moist Legs have gone from taking part in their first headline present at London’s 320-capacity Omera to promoting out two nights on the 2300-capacity O2 Discussion board in Kentish City. Alongside the best way are help slots with The Sports activities Group, Declan McKenna & IDLES in addition to Grammy and Mercury Award nominations, reside TV appearances and their very own giddy headline excursions on either side of the Atlantic. It is undoubtedly been a speedy rise for one of the vital thrilling and attention-grabbing guitar bands on the market, however there is no signal of any rising pains on stage tonight.

Starting with the rumble of ‘Being in Love’ and the bouncing swagger of ‘Moist Dream’ (full with synchronized claps), Moist Legs have sold-out room within the palm of their hand from the off. “Bloody Nora! What the hell,” Ryan Teasdale exclaims as she watches the good-natured carnage of “Grocery store” dangling. “It’s good,” she provides with a smile.

A extra streamlined model of the set they performed throughout their April tour, Moist Legs carry out tonight for under 45 minutes — however they make each second depend. The Hester Chambers-led “Convincing” is a blast of Spaghetti Western escapism, whereas the grunge-pop of “I Do not Wanna Go Out” is dreamy however attention-grabbing.

The whole efficiency is clean, relying closely on the anthem from their “instantaneous basic” self-titled debut album. Even their unreleased tracks are handled like indie disco staples, although: ‘I Need to Be Kidnapped (by a UFO)’ sees the band delve into instantaneous storage punk, whereas the Wolf Alice-inspired ‘Apparent’ ‘ begins with Tisdale alone on stage. earlier than the attractive monitor bares its enamel when the remainder of the band take part.

Moist Legs carry out on the O2 Discussion board Kentish City in London on November 23, 2022 (Image: Lorne Thomson / Redferns)

Reside, Moist Legs actually amplifies the dynamic spunk of their music. A fiery ‘Too Late Now’ shakes the foundations of the room earlier than breaking out right into a breathless, venue-wide singalong, whereas ‘Angelica’ confidently glints between industrial fury and shimmering indie. The group follows her each gorgeous transfer, as Moist Leg embraces playful freedom.

All through the set, the band delivers a message of self-expression, self-empowerment, and reducing the expectations of others — however provided that you discover them of their lyrics. In any other case, it is all simply good instances, on a regular basis.

From the group scream of ‘Ur Mum’ to the ultimate stampede of ‘Chase Lengthy’ – backed by an avalanche of confetti and a flowery gown stage invasion tonight – Moist Legs delivers on the promise of each guitar hero in its personal distinctive approach. Regardless of the hype, the band has nonetheless had an absolute ball – which is okay, as a result of stadiums are actually ready for them subsequent 12 months.

Moist Toes Performed:

‘being in love’
‘Moist Dream’
‘grocery store’
‘convincing’
‘I don’t wish to exit’
‘Oh no’
‘I Need to Get Kidnapped (by a UFO)’
‘apparent’
‘ur ma’
‘It is too late now’
‘Angelica’
‘Couch’



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