A band that I’ve been keeping an eye on over the last three years is the North London folk-grunge band Wolf Alice. Considered by this blog, and a few other more reputable publications as a Band On The Come, the quartet has only teased us with 2 extended plays and 3 singles since 2012. The world I guess is now worthy enough, as the group announced this week that they finally plan to drop their debut full-length My Love Is Cool on June 22 in the U.K. One can only assume that means June 23 in the States, but I’ve seen no official word on that.
The band has been compared to the likes of Elastica and Hole, and even better, I once saw them described as - Yeah Yeah Yeahs meets The Xx, or something like that. However you want to describe them, I think their music is intriguing (along with their name) and have been wanting more since they first shared the single “Leaving You” back in 2012. Two more singles followed in 2013, “Fluffy” and “Bros,” both of which will be included on the My Love Is Cool LP. More recently, the band shared the EP’s Blush in 2013 and Creature Songs in 2014. As far as the name, it comes from a short story by Angela Carter.
The quartet consisting of Ellie Rowsell, Joel Amey, Joff Oddie and Theo Ellis will be touring North America in the upcoming months, including a stop at Soda Bar in San Diego on Saturday May 16. I will be there, who else is in?
Sample some more Wolf Alice below:
The first single from My Love Is Cool is “Giant Peach”
“Moaning Lisa Smile” is off the Creature Songs EP