Published on the 102.1 The Edge website on June 26, 2015.
London, once again, brings an incredible Alt Rock sound to the table with Wolf Alice. A fledgling band at only 5 years old, the sound they have created is both unique and nostalgic – which makes their songs truly irresistible. I first stumbled upon the song “Moaning Lisa Smile” online and quested to find out more about the band; discovering a group of musicians who embody a time in Alternative Rock History that was punctuated by such great talents such as Sonic Youth, The Breeders, Eric’s Trip, The Pixies, Babes In Toyland, and countless others. Wolf Alice started out in London in 2010, four members with strong feminine vocals, classic alt rock guitar, bass and drums.
A handful of singles have been released since their inception and 2015 marks the debut of the band’s first studio album. The singles “She”, “Fluffy”, “Leaving You” and “Bros” are each uniquely rooted in modern classics and “Moaning Lisa Smile” is a hypnotic new rock anthem that begs to be played on repeat – but doesn’t get old.
The new album has offered up a hint of what is to come with the release of the single “Giant Peach”, which was released earlier this year. The full album, My Love Is Cool, (set for release late June), has a lot of potential to live up to the singles released by the band to date – and if it does, this album will most definitely be required audio for summer 2015!