Ever-impressive Londoners Wolf Alice saw off their September tour in style at Brixton’s O2 Academy on Saturday. With support from Made Violent and gritty two-piece Drenge, the night started strongly and only got better. Wolf Alice’s performance typified their emergence as one of the biggest breakthroughs of 2015. Rounding off a year which has brought the band accelerated and justified success, mental festival appearances, two country-wide tours and the release of wicked debut album ‘My Love Is Cool’.
Saturday night in Brixton exhibited the four-piece’s remarkable ability to translate their wondrously varied sound to a live audience. Ellie Rowsell’s voice stood up to the task, despite a long summer of gigging – and it doesn’t stop there. The band are now embarking on their US tour to spread their sound beyond the continent. With a repertoire of crowd stirring music and personality beyond their years, Wolf Alice are set to take our cousins across the Atlantic by storm.
Having been to 6 or 7 Wolf Alice gigs over the last year, Saturday’s performance was one of their best. Playing their biggest ever headline show, in a fantastic venue and a crowd to match, they made their presence clear. After a somewhat rambunctious set, the band finished with massive single ‘Giant Peach’ – a personal favourite – and a cloud of glittered confetti, after a triumphant encore. This was a show that meant so much to these young musicians and their fans alike.
Wolf Alice have bags of potential, but are keeping their feet securely fixed to the ground – pushing their music eagerly and honestly. Recent release ‘Baby Ain’t Made Of China’ gives a taster of what is to come. Keep your ear to the ground!