Wolf Alice are a four-piece alternative rock band from North London, formed initially as a two-person band in 2010. Its members since 2012 are Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitars, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass), and Joel Amey (drums, vocals).
They released their official debut single “Fluffy” in February 2013, and the single “Bros” followed in May of that year. In October 2013 they released their official debut EP Blush.
Their second official EP Creature Songs was released in May 2014. In February 2015 they released the lead single Giant Peach from their debut album My Love Is Cool, which was released in the UK and U.S. in June 2015.
The single Moaning Lisa Smile peaked at #9 on Billboard Alternative Songs in August 2015, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance for the 2016 Grammys. The band released its second studio album, Visions of a Life, in September 2017.
While the group’s early material was folk-tinged pop, they became more rock-oriented after the rhythm section joined. Clash described the band as “the lovechild of folk and grunge”. The Fluffy single saw the band compared to Elastica and Hole, while the single’s B-side, White Leather, saw comparisons to The xx. Kitty Empire, writing in The Observer, described their sound as “an engaging strain of off-kilter indie rock”. The band describe their music as “rocky pop”. The Daily Telegraph declare Wolf Alice’s debut album as ‘feral and sophisticated’ in review.
Get excited because Wolf Alice are playing the following dates…
Monday 29 January – Albert Park Precinct | Auckland, NZ
Friday 2nd February – Hart’s Mill | Adelaide, SA
Saturday 3 February – Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge | Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 4 February – Sydney College Of The Arts And Callan Park | Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10 February – Brisbane Showgrounds | Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 11 February – Esplanade Reserve And West End | Fremantle, WA
Tickets from the St Jerome Laneway Festival website