Wet Leg took home the BRIT Award for Best New Artist at this year’s ceremony. During their acceptance speech, the band’s Rhian Teasdale quoted Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner’s speech from when the band won Album of the Year in 2014.
“That rock and roll, hey? That rock and roll. It just won’t go away. It might hibernate from time to time, and sink back into the swamp,” Teasdale said, parroting Turner’s words from nearly a decade ago. Watch that moment below, then compare it with Turner’s own acceptance speech.
Wet Leg: “That Rock and Roll. It Just Won’t Go Away”
“In all seriousness, thank you so much. It’s really cool to be doing this on an indie label. Shout out Domino,” Teasdale continued. “Being on the telly can feel like such a boys’ club thing, but I just want to thank all of the women that worked on the whole production thing. It is a team of women, and I just really want to shout them out.”
Wet Leg were tied for the most nominations with Harry Styles at the 2023 BRIT Awards, with the Isle of Wight duo up for four awards. They walked away with two of those – Best New Artist and British Group. They were also nominated for British Album of the Year (for last year’s self-titled debut) and Best Rock/Alternative Act. They performed debut single ‘Chaise Longue’ at the ceremony – watch that below.
Wet Leg’s BRIT Awards wins come a week after they took home Best Alternative Music Album (for Wet Leg) and Best Alternative Music Performance (for ‘Chaise Longue’) at this year’s Grammy Awards.