Wolf Alice share details of new album

Wolf Alice share details of new album 'Visions Of A Life'
Photo credit: Laura Allard Fleischl

Wolf Alice’s new album Visions Of A Life will be released on 29 September via Dirty Hit. The band recently shared a first taste of the new record, with the album’s first single “Yuk Foo”, “You bore me, you bore me to death,” screams singer and guitarist Ellie Rowsell: “Deplore me? No i don’t give a shit.”

Who the “you” in question is up to us. “We wanted to make it open to interpretation, so that anyone who was frustrated at something could have it as their anthem,” says Ellie. She herself was inspired by “being sick and fed up of certain expectations… for me a lot of it is about being a young woman. Even the shit, everyday wolf-whistle thing. As I get older, I feel like ‘Why have I always put up with that?’ When I sing that kind of song, it’s everything that I want to do when that happens.”

Wolf Alice are Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass) and Joel Amey (drums, vocals). Wolf Alice crisscrossed the UK, the US, Australia, Japan and Europe on the mother of all two-year tours. Last year Ellie and Theo set up the Bands For Refugees movement, after the horrors of Europe’s migrant crisis and the lack of compassion shown in many quarters shocked them into action.

When Wolf Alice finally came off the road, instead of floundering or foundering, they channelled their restless energy into a forward motion. Regrouping in London, they spent intense weeks in the rehearsal room, working out their experiences in a wealth of new material. With the bones of Visions Of A Life in place, they headed to Los Angeles to turn the songs into an album with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Paramore, Tegan and Sara, Beck, Nine Inch Nails). Tom Elmhirst (David Bowie, Arcade Fire, Adele) mixed the record.

Wolf Alice
Visions Of A Life
tracklisting

1. Heavenward
2. Yuk Foo
3. Beautifully Unconventional
4. Don’t Delete The Kisses
5. Planet Hunter
6. Sky Musings
7. Formidable Cool
8. Space & Time
9. Sadboy
10. St. Purple & Green
11. After The Zero Hour
12. Visions Of A Life

Wolf Alice
US shows

July 5 – Schubas Tavern, Chicago, IL
July 6 – The Basement, Columbus, OH
July 7 – Rock & Roll Hotel, Washington DC
July 8 – The Foundry, Philadelphia, PA
July 10 – Great Scott, Boston, MA
July 11 – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
July 13 – Club AE, Pittsburgh, PA
July 15 – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
July 16 – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
July 18 – Globe Hall, Denver, CO
July 21 – Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
July 22 – Star Theater, Portland, OR
July 24 – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
July 26 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA

Wolf Alice
European shows

Oct 27 – La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
Oct 28 – Botanique/Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
Oct 30 – Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Nov 01 – Mojo, Hamburg, Germany
Nov 02 – Luxor, Koln, Germany
Nov 03 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 08 – 02 Academy, Bristol, UK
Nov 09 – 02 Apollo, Manchester, UK
Nov 11 – Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
Nov 13 – 02 Academy, Newcastle, UK
Nov 15 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Nov 16 – 02 Academy, Birmingham, UK
Nov 17 – UEA, Norwich, UK
Nov 18 – 02 Academy, Leeds, UK
Nov 20 – Dome, Brighton, UK
Nov 21 – 02 Guildhall, Southampton, UK
Nov 24 – Alexandra Palace, London, UK
Nov 27 – Ulster Hall, Belfast, UK
Nov 28 – Olympia, Dublin, Ireland