Wolf Alice show Newcastle why they’re the hottest band around
Wolf Alice @ o2 Academy, Newcastle 15/11/2017
Wolf Alice is the go to band for every DJ right now. All the major stations are spinning them on repeat, and music fans are lapping up their alternative, post rock sound.
Following an extremely successful debut album, Wolf Alice exploded into life with September’s follow up, Visions Of A Life. The album, which was described as the album of the year by some, debuted at number two in the UK Album Chart, and subsequently catapulted the four piece towards an almost sold out UK tour.
Despite the hype, Wolf Alice look completely unfazed. On stage they still operate in their usual languid style, with icy cool composure and minimal chit chat, preferring to let the music do the talking.
Opening with Heavenward, the incredible single from Visions Of A Life, Wolf Alice had the audience eating out of the palms of their hands. Despite minimal movement from the band, the audience were bouncing to the music, screaming back the lyrics and showing their appreciation for these fast rising young pups.
From this point onwards, the show was quite simply a whirlwind of lights, energy and distortion, with Yuk Foo, Don’t Delete The Kisses, Your Loves Whore, Bros, Silk and Formidable Cool all flying by on a freezing cold Tyneside evening.
As the set drew to a close, Wolf Alice upped the ante, treating fans to big hitters, Visions Of A Life and Beautifully Unconventional, before drawing a stunning set to a pre encore break with Fluffy.
After a welcomed breather for the audience, which saw the bar laden with water seeking punters, they were back on stage, to wrap the set up for real with Blush and Giant Peach.
Few can deny the talents of Wolf Alice, and the more you listen to this band, the more you will love them. They draw a diverse audience and they put on one hell of a show, and to sum it up, there are no limits to where they can go.
Northumbria University Journalism graduate, rock and roll enthusiast and co-editor of RUSHONROCK.com.