Hailing from North London, Wolf Alice formed in 2010 as a duo with Ellie Rowsell and Joff Oddie. The same year, the original pair released an eponymous three track EP – which included the tracks ‘Every Cloud’, ‘Wednesday’ and ‘Destroy Me’. By 2012 drummer Joel Amey and bassist Theo Ellis had made up the four piece alternative rock group, further releasing ‘Leaving You’ as a free download.
Gaining some attention from Radio 1 and NME, Wolf Alice signed to Chess Club Records, home of Birmingham’s Swim Deep, to release their first physical single, ‘Fluffy’, in February 2013. Later that year Wolf Alice released their first EP as a four piece, Blush, again through Chess Club Records.
Wolf Alice signed to Dirty Hit Records in 2014, releasing a second EP, Creature Songs, in May that year. Further accolades followed in 2014, including being named the ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ at the UK Festival Awards and ‘Most Blogged Band’ by Radio 6.
Dubbed ‘the lovechild of folk and grunge’ by Clash Magazine, Wolf Alice are now set to release their debut album on 22nd June – titled My Love Is Cool. The album’s the lead single, ‘Giant Peach’, was released in February this year – click here or on the cover artwork (left) for the official video.
Wolf Alice also carry the (arguably more imaginative) twitter tag line ‘ravaged from the depths of hell they came to reek havoc on mankind or something’
Promoting My Love Is Cool, Wolf Alice have been on a headline tour of the UK – starting in Glasgow and coming to the Birmingham Institute tonight, 31st March.
Wolf Alice come to the Birmingham Institute on March 31st. Doors open at 7pm, with tickets at £12 (advance). For further gig info & tickets, click here.
For more on Wolf Alice, visit http://wolfalice.co.uk/
For more from Dirty Hit Records, http://www.dirtyhit.co.uk/
For more form the Birmingham Institute, visit http://theinstitutebirmingham.com/