AT THE BUZZER: I Have Found The Song Of The Summer and It's Called "Chaise Longue" By Wet Leg
I know what you're thinking-
1- no, summer is not over. Not even close actually. September is going to be the best weather month we've had this year. Watch.
2- No, those aren't Kelly Keegs' fatter and uglier sisters.
They are a UK duo that hail from the Isle of Wight (a real place, not a fictitious Game of Thrones land) and are comprised of Rhian Teasdale (who previously made music as RHAIN) and Hester Chambers. They decided to start a band together while sitting atop a ferris wheel and credit everybody from The Ronettes and Jane Birkin to Bjork and Ty Segall as their influences.
They are signed to Domino and released their debut single, a real corker of a track titled "Chaise Lounge" in June.
The lyrics are filthy and funny. The bass line is fire. The guitar riff is awesome. Very Franz Ferdinand-esque.
I am nominating it as the official song of the summer 2021.
Weigh in with your shittier nominations below.