Minimal Talks 5 Wolf Alice
“Beware of lazy journalistic pigeon-holing. You might have read the headline-grabbing claim that London four-piece Wolf Alice soundlike “the love child of grunge and folk”, but in reality the band are far more enigmatic and talented than such simple comparisons allege. From the bright, anthemic ‘Blush’ to the power chords that propel ‘Mona Lisa Smile’, they are band capable of straddling genres and styles as effortlessly as they write killer hooks and melodies.
We caught up with them backstage fir on their biggest assignment to date – a jaunt around Europe supporting indie behemoths Alt J, playing to their largest crowds to date. Arena shows can be notoriously difficult for support acts, but we watch in awe as Wolf Alice rush through 25 minutes of the finest indie pop, a nascent act blossoming before our very eyes. They have yet to release a full length, but on the strength of the Blush and Creature Songs EP’s, as well as this showing, it’s sure to be one of 2015’s best.
Enjoy here our Minimal Talks 5 ‘Wolf Alice’
* Article and interview by Derek Robertson