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Review: Wolf Alice (BBC Radio 6 Music Stage)

They four-piece heavy-alt-rock band cause a frenzy (and a mosh pit) at Latitude

Review: Wolf Alice (BBC Radio 6 Music Stage)

Wolf Alice

James Gilmore

W!ZARD News Author

Wolf Alice are known to put on a show, and they didn't let down the buzzing Latitude Festival crowd.

The BBC Radio 6 Music Stage was packed to the brim, with fans bursting out of the tent doors - not that this was a problem, the band were so loud that you could hear them clearly for a mile away. However, what it mean for those who were close to the stage is that the mosh pits were real, the sweat came in large amounts and the bass made you shake.

Lead by alt-rock goddess Ellie Rowsell alongside Joff Oddie (guitar), Theo Ellis (bass) and Joel Amey (drums) nobody was stood still during their set - as they played through tracks from their debut EP, 'My Love Is Cool' (out on June 23rd) and their past EP's 'Blush' and 'Creature Songs'.

One of the great things about Wolf Alice is that each of their tracks have a distinctive Wolf Alice sound, but they're also very different. Contrasting a track such as Moaning Lisa Smile alongside a heavier hit such as Giant Peach it's easy to see how Wolf Alice have gained such a great fan base, they're versatility is on level with artists who have been in the game much longer than they have.

Lead singer Ellie has the stature and appearance of a pop goddess (she resembles Taylor Swift in a big way) whilst exporting vocals not too far away from a death-metal track (at times) and she truly steals the show. At the same time, the talent of her band mates can't be ignored. Overall it's a blossoming heavy-alt-rock masterpiece.

If you missed Wolf Alice at this years Latitude Festival, I would definitely recommend paying them a visit whilst they're touring - although, judging by the turn-out at the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage, it looks like tickets won't be around for long.


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