This must make for an interesting time for Wolf Alice, after morphing from folk poppers five years ago to indie rock poppers today, the North London band are about to release their debut album My Love Is Cool (which you can stream here on NPR) and if there is nothing as naturally awesome as “Bros” (actually there is a couple of songs), there is nothing that isn’t really really good.
Still Wolf Alice are slightly missing the name you think they’d have by now in New York, you know, the selling out MHOW, nearly selling out Bowery ballroom and finally playing Rough Trade on the Sunday tour, instead they haven’t sold out Le Poisson Rouge for Thursday nights gig, so here is the opportunity for a quick spin up close before the rest of new York catches.
“I’m influence by dark, heavy guitar music; the experimental use of vocals, lyrics and production in hip-hop and rap music; the melodies and production in pop music; and everything that comes in between all that stuff”. So said glamor puss Ellie Roswell to Diffuser. Maybe she’s right, when you have a hook as strong as the one as big summer song for disgruntled teens in excelsus “Lisbon” you can call it anything you want really.
Gigwise called it “The perfect blend of pop, grunge, young rock intelligence and pure abandon, it makes for a pretty complete and perfect listen.’
$20 including etcs, 630pm door, so go.
weaving a fairy tale for us to get lost in
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – July 1973 (Volume 5, Number 2)
“I don’t consider David (Bowie) to be even remotely big enough to be any competition.”
an old school New York feel
oedipal vulnerable and blue collar visceral
An emotional song with Miya’s acrobatic and vulnerable vocals
Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1973 (Volume 4, Number 12)
From Robert Johnson to the Ramones – what a life!
one of the great top tens of the 2020
will mark their return to the road in early February, 2023 with a string of to-be-announced US arena dates
enjoyable and soulful romp
another full day of music