Wet Leg and Hayley Williams discuss misogyny in music: “There will always be a comment like, ‘Girls shouldn’t play guitar’”

Wet Leg and Hayley Williams
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Breakthrough indie band Wet Leg and Paramore’s Hayley Williams recently sat down together to discuss the sexist comments they’ve received as guitar players from online commentators.

Wet Leg shot to viral stardom thanks to both their 2021 internet-breaking single Chaise Longue and their equally popular eponymous 2022 debut album, but the duo – Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers – revealed they have encountered sexist backlash in the wake of their success.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.