Isle Of Wight indie-rock duo Wet Leg performed a cover of Steve Lacy’s ‘Bad Habit’ during their recent appearance in the BBC Live Lounge. Wet Leg’s version moves at a faster pace than Lacy’s original, with the duo also including some dreamlike vocals to match the neo-psychedelic vibe of the original.
Originally released back in June, ‘Bad Habit’ was issued as the second single from Lacy’s second album, Gemini Rights. Regarded as a mainstream breakthrough for The Internet guitarist and producer, the track charted globally, reaching number two in the US, and number three in Australia.
Wet Leg – ‘Bad Habit’ (Steve Lacy cover)
Alongside their version of ‘Bad Habit’, Wet Leg performed their original track, ‘Wet Dream’. In May of this year, Harry Styles appeared in the BBC Live Lounge to perform his own version of the Wet Leg track.
“We were just on our phones, doing a good scroll sesh, and then gradually, one by one, we were like, Oh my God, have you seen this? Oh my God, this appeared on the internet, and it’s Harry Styles covering ‘Wet Dream,'” Wet Leg’s Rhian Teasdale explained during an interview with Apple Music 1. “I really wish that we could hear his rendition of all of our songs,” she added. “It was really all glossy and beautiful.”
Wet Leg were in Australia in late July and will be returning in early 2023, having been added as the support act for Styles’ forthcoming tour of the country. Styles’ ‘Love On Tour’ jaunt will hit arenas in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast and Perth.