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Wolf Alice - Beautifully Unconventional

It’s hard to not feel we’re on the verge of something very, very exciting.
Wolf Alice - Beautifully Unconventional
Published: 6:35 pm, August 14, 2017
It’s hard to not feel we’re on the verge of something very, very exciting.

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Wolf Alice aren’t just one band. Like, obviously they are really - they’re not moonlighting as The Vamps on the side - but there’s no pinning them down to a single, easily template. Just because they’re one of those rare acts you can identify at first listen, doesn’t mean they’re slavishly treading the same path.

Take the two tracks we’ve heard from second album ‘Visions of a Life’. Lead assault ‘Yuk Foo’ is a snarling, leaping tiger, teeth bared, claws flailing. A tornado of hair and flesh, it’s whip-smart, sassy and lusting for blood. ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’, meanwhile, is the opposite side of the coin. Delicate, considered, a train of thought that provokes and engages, it glistens on the breeze, crystal clear as it dances in the light.

And yet, despite offering up two polarising forces, third cut ‘Beautifully Unconventional’ still manages to find new angles. Unlike anything Wolf Alice have offered before, it’s a retro-cinematic delight. An earworm fed on other, lesser siblings, it has a confident, Diet Coke commercial strut. It knows it looks good, and it’s not afraid to flaunt it.

It’s also the marker that, with the affirmation of ‘My Love Is Cool’ in their back pocket, Wolf Alice are a band free of the need to tie themselves down. Letting their creativity run riot, their most immediate moments are starting to show a magpie like tendency that unites so many of the best bands. Add to that the inventive, inner workings of an album, and it’s hard to not feel we’re on the verge of something very, very exciting. Stephen Ackroyd

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