Preview: Wolf Alice at O2 Guildhall, Southampton


Wolf Alice, the North London four-piece who got their name from an Angela Carter story, have taken the music industry by storm this year. With the release of their debut, My Love Is Cool, receiving high applause across the board, they’re set for an eight-date headline tour after a summer of festivals and they will be bringing their grunge and pop transcending music to Southampton’s O2 Guildhall in September.

The band have emerged from their critically acclaimed Creature Songs EP which was released back in 2014, with their debut record being a product of two year’s worth of songs; their first single ‘Fluffy’ features on the album, encompassing the jarring guitar slides that bring out the grunge side of Wolf Alice. But one thing the band don’t do, is let themselves be labelled as one type of anything. They aren’t a grunge band, as they were labelled whilst they were making their name. My Love Is Cool transcends pop, indie and post-rock for an exciting and exhilarating debut, which will no doubt bring an exciting performance to the venue.

Wolf Alice will be joined on stage by alt-rock brothers Drenge. With this year’s Undertow and 2013’s self-titled album already in tow, Drenge will instil excitement for the rocky show ahead, with harsh guitars and vocals. First in the line-up, though, is Made Violent, who have a jauntier, more carefree vibe about them, echoing the likes of early Cribs.

Given the band’s sheer energy in their performance of ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’ on James Corden’s Late Late Show on Monday 10th August, this date is one for the diaries.

Tickets for Wolf Alice’s headline show at the O2 Guildhall in Southampton can be purchased via this link.


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