July 12, 2015

Wolf Alice

I have written at length this year about my love for female-fronted rock bands. Well, I have been away from the blog for a few weeks but in that time period I discovered a new band that has released my favorite album of the year--Wolf Alice. They are British and one of the most original bands I have heard in some time. I won't even try to describe their sound, instead you can listen for yourself.

From left to right: Joff Oddie, Ellie Rowsell, Theo Ellis, and Joel Amey – Photo by Jordan Curtis Hughes
"My Love is Cool", Wolf Alice's debut album was released on June 22. I heard it a week earlier on NPR's "First Listen" and streamed it non-stop.


I ordered the vinyl and when I got my MP3 download on release day my love for the band continued to rise.
I then bought their first two EP's on Amazon, which are also incredible. Wolf Alice also has a number of otherwise unreleased tracks on Soundcloud that I just discovered this morning. This is the first band I have discovered in awhile that I am putting great effort into finding EVERY song they have ever released (while this is their debut album, they have been playing for almost 5 years). You can preview all of the band's releases on their Soundcloud page, and this is the single song I think that best displays the band's sound:



And then here is my favorite song from the band, "Your Love's Whore", as a part of their Glastonbury Festival appearance last month:

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