Ashnikko has been covered by Wet Leg for Spotify Singles – listen to her version of ‘Daisy’ below.
The duo are currently on a US tour behind their self-titled debut album, which they recently restarted after canceling a string of concerts due to “mental and physical health” issues.
Hester Chambers discussed the band’s version of Ashnikko: “I remember hanging out with Rhian around the time we recorded ‘Chaise’ [Longue]’ by Jon McMullen and he told me about an artist he was listening to a lot. He sang and played ‘Daisy’ on guitar this morning over coffee. It feels like another little circle spinning in our Wet Leg world to make this cover.”
For the Spotify Singles release, the pair have also shared a new version of their own song ‘Convincing’, saying: “Most of our album was written in the depths of 2020, and until April 2021, when we went into the study.
“Since live music has broken through again, we’ve played a number of songs as they were recorded, but ‘Convincing’ is one of the songs that has changed shape over time, as we’ve been doing some amazing gigs . Last year. This version we recorded with James continues into the mellow, woozy world of our live shows.”
Listen to both songs below.
In his statement regarding the cancellation of a series of concerts in North America, Wet Leg said: “Hello everyone! I just wanted to say that we are sorry that you missed Denver and New Mexico. The truth is that everything got out of hand and we couldn’t get back on the plane.
“It’s been a great year playing our music around the world, but our busy touring schedule got the best of us this time. You didn’t post anything about it earlier. Our mental and physical health is so easy to take for granted when everything is so exciting and busy, you barely have a moment to check in with yourself.”
Wet Leg’s acclaimed self-titled debut album was released in April this year. The record gave the group their first UK number one, and they were recently shortlisted for the 2022 Mercury Prize. In June, Wet Leg revealed that they had completed their second studio album.
Next summer, they will support Harry Styles on the final European leg of his “Love On Tour”, which was recently extended to include four nights at London’s Wembley Stadium.