Origin: North London, England
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Wolf Alice are a four-piece alternative rock band from North London, formed in 2010, consisting of Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitars, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass), and Joel Amey (drums, vocals).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. The band describe their music as “rocky pop”.
The band released their second single “Bros” in May on Chess Club. “Bros” is one of the first songs that Rowsell wrote, which the band played in their early stages, leading to a tour where the band were supported by bands such as Dressed Like Wolves and Dead New Blood. Bros, the fratboy term for best friends, offers a twist with best girlfriend lyrics like
“Remember when we cut our hair
Both look like boys
But we didn’t care
Sticking out together like we always do
Ooo there’s no one, there’s no one quite like you
just me and you”
and the official video featuring two chums having a great rave of a day together.
In 7 October, Wolf Alice released their first official EP called Blush, and official video of the single “She”. In December 2013, they were chosen as the single most blogged about artist in the UK in that year by BBC Radio 6 Music. In 2014 they signed to Dirty Hit Records, and released their second EP Creature Songs in May. In December, the band were named “Best Breakthrough Artist” at the UK Festival Awards. Their debut album, My Love Is Cool, was released in June, 2015. The Daily Telegraph declare Wolf Alice’s debut album as ‘feral and sophisticated’.