As comebacks go, a gauntlet is hurled by the exhilarating rage rush of YUK FOO, briskly laying waste to all it meets in a little over two minutes. “You bore me, you bore me to death,” screams
singer and guitarist ELLIE ROWSELL, “Well, deplore me. No, I don’t give a shit”.
Who the ‘you’ in question is up to us. “We wanted to make it open to interpretation, so that anyone who was frustrated at something or someone could have it as their anthem,” explains Ellie. She
herself was inspired by, “Being sick and fed up of certain expectations; for me a lot of it is about being a young woman. Even the everyday wolf-whistle thing. As I get older, I feel like ‘Why have I
always put up with that?’ When I sing that kind of song, it’s everything that I want to do when stuff like that happens”.
WOLF ALICE are ELLIE ROWSELL [vocals and guitar] JOFF ODDIE [guitar and vocals] THEO ELLIS [bass] and JOEL AMEY [drums and vocals]. The band’s debut album, MY LOVE IS COOL, hit #2 in the UK Charts
in June 2015 and #12 on the Billboard Chart in the USA. The band were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize; an Ivor Novello Award; a Brit Award for Breakthrough Act and a Grammy for Best Rock
Performance; and took an NME Award for Best Live Band. They criss-crossed the UK, USA, Australia, Japan and Europe on the mother of all two-year tours. Last year Ellie and Theo set up the Bands for
Refugees movement, after the horrors of Europe’s migrant crisis; the lack of compassion shown in so many quarters shocking them into action.
When WOLF ALICE finally came off the road, instead of floundering or foundering, they channelled their restless energy into a forward motion. Regrouping in London, they spent intense weeks in the
rehearsal room, working out their experiences in a wealth of new material. With the bones of VISION OF A LIFE in place, they headed to Los Angeles to turn the songs into an album with producer Justin
Meldal-Johnsen [Paramore, Tegan and Sara, Beck, Nine Inch Nails] with Tom Elmhirst [David Bowie, Arcade Fire] mixing.
VISIONS OF A LIFE is fundamentally a personal album, and one of great growth for the band. From the opening HEAVENWARD – a cloudburst of shoegazey guitar and vaulting vocals – through to the epic
eight-minute closing title track, it’s an album packed with surprises for those who think they know what WOLF ALICE is.
DON’T DELETE THE KISSES
SPACE & TIME
ST PURPLE & GREEN
AFTER THE ZERO HOUR
VISIONS OF A LIFE
And now they’re ready to release the album to the world, starting with YUK FOO and a run of intimate USA shows in July, followed by a UK and European tour for the autumn, including their biggest
headline show to date at the London Alexandra Palace.
8th Bristol O2 Academy
9th Manchester O2 Apollo
11th Glasgow, Barrowland
13th Newcastle O2 Academy
15th Nottingham, Rock City
16th Birmingham O2 Academy
18th Leeds O2 Academy
2oth Brighton, Dome
21st Southampton O2 Guildhall
24th London, Alexandra Palace
27th Belfast Ulster Hall
28th Dublin, Olympia