|My Love Is Cool|
Wolf Alice — My Love Is Cool •••• Nepřekonatelná energie. Jedna z nejlepších nových kapel roku 2015 ve Spojeném království. Alice Rowsell je excelentní zpěvačka, přesto vrcholem je zřejmě píseň Swallowtail, kde zpívá Joff Oddie. No a pak Soapy Water, kde už dominuje Roswell. Nejjednodušší způsob, jak to popsat, pokud jste ještě neslyšeli WA: Florence Welch jde naproti My Bloody Valentine . Toto je rafinovaná křižovatka mezi shoegaze, indie, alternativou a popem, která dává Alice Wolf skutečné zuby.
•••• Wolf Alice: ‘We’ve got to a nice, boring middle ground’.
•••• The Camden band are all the rage, especially with their teen fanbase, thanks to a blend of big guitars and folk stylings. They talk about their quest for heaviness.Location: Camden, London, England, UK
Album release: June 23rd, 2015
Record Label: Dirty Hit / RCA Records.
01. Turn To Dust 3:08
02. Bros 3:45
03. Your Loves Whore 4:57
04. Moaning Lisa Smile 2:43
05. You're a Germ 2:53
06. Lisbon 3:26
07. Silk 4:04
08. Freazy 3:15
09. Giant Peach 4:36
10. Swallowtail 5:41
11. Soapy Water 3:42
12. Fluffy 2:44
13. The Wonderwhy (Hidden Track) 6:47
℗ 2015 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment
•••• Joff Oddie, Joel Amey, Ellie Rowsell and Theo Ellis.Editorial Reviews:
•••• London–based four–piece Wolf Alice will release their debut album entitled My Love Is Cool on June 23rdvia Dirty Hit / RCA Records. Produced by Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Black Keys), My Love Is Cool is a remarkable leap forward from the band's EP Creature Songs, released last year. Having already captured critical acclaim on their track and breakout video for "Moaning Lisa Smile" which was previously released in the UK, Wolf Alice is poised for global success.
•••• Following a breakthrough 2014 in the UK, Wolf Alice now have their sights set on the U.S. and are poised for an international takeover. They recently made their sold–out U.S. debuts in LA and NYC, stopped by KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic" for their US radio debut and performed at SXSW this past March. Last year in the UK, the group appeared on the prestigious BBC Sound of 2015 long list, became the #4 most blogged artist of 2014 on Hype Machine, and won Best Breakthrough Artists at the UK Festival Awards. They were also named one of Billboard Magazine's Artists to Watch in 2015.REVIEW, KATIE PRESLEY, JUNE 14, 201511:03 PM ET
•••• When Ellie Rowsell and Joff Oddie plucked the name Wolf Alice from a collection of short stories by Angela Carter, they were a folk–pop duo armed only with acoustic instruments and a shared love of Carter's twisted fairy tales. They claim to have chosen the name they did purely because it sounded good. Five years, three EPs, and the addition of one genre–shifting rhythm section later, the London band's origin story is starting to look less like whimsy and more like self–fulfilling prophecy.
•••• Drawing from, combining and contorting Little Red Riding Hood and Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Carter's "Wolf–Alice" details the transformation of a young girl from feral outsider to fully realized human child. My Love Is Cool, the debut full–length from the story's namesake, returns often in lyric and instrumentation to that theme of wildness, of being outside civilization's grasp. And, like Carter's heroine, My Love Is Cool ultimately chooses to put a coat of polish on its teeth and claws. More than anything else, Wolf Alice is a band (now a quartet including Joel Amey and Theo Ellis) whose crunchy, decidedly rock–oriented reinvention is steadfastly unthreatened by a catchy pop melody, a sweet, thoughtful harmony or an earworm bridge and chorus.
•••• That willingness to dispense with purist cred is a defining characteristic of My Love Is Cool, made more impressive by the fact that Wolf Alice succeeds from every angle its members try. They can do '90s grunge guitar, they can do moody atmospherics and they can do sweet–as–pie pop. Rowsell runs her pure, palatable voice off the rails at several points, but even her shrieks in "Giant Peach" and "Fluffy" are more musical than primal. "Swallowtail," the album's longest and slowest–burning track, seems to double down on the effervescence of its vocals as the wall of sound behind it crashes into cacophony, and "Freazy" would be an indie–pop departure from the rest of the record, except that nothing Wolf Alice plays sounds like a departure. That's this band's greatest asset, and the one that bodes best for its future. It's at home in the polite and the primal — just like the wild–hearted child for which it's named. •••• http://www.npr.org/ © Wolf Alice singer, Ellie Rowsell, live on stage at the Junction in Cambridge on 10 April 2015. Last date of the tour.
REVIEW, Words by Tabitha Green, Posted on June 14, 2015
•••• The name ‘Wolf Alice’ brings with it a sound that is difficult to define, and My Love Is Cool only strengthens the claim that the band have created a genre of their own — the London four–piece’s debut effort is an invigorating and eclectic mix, and it’s easy to see why the album is one of 2015’s most hotly anticipated releases. From the ever mighty Fluffy to softer tones such as the stunning Swallowtail, My Love is Cool is laden with brilliance.
•••• Turn To Dust, the opening track, is a mesmerising endeavor which, laced with intricacies and celestial vocals from lead singer Ellie Rowsell, makes it clear that we should expect the unexpected throughout the album. The surreal quality of the opener is translated into other dreamlike tracks throughout the album — the hypnotic Soapy Water is almost heart–wrenching, with Rowsell’s soft croon of ‘so look into my eyes and see how close I am to crack’ tugging at the emotions of all who listen. Silk is a similarly haunting number, which builds in size until you’re crying along to ‘my love it kills me slowly, slowly I could die’. In one word: captivating.
•••• In contrast to the surreal, emotion laced influence of such tracks, My Love Is Cool is seeping with the punchy, grungy sound that we have come to expect of the band; You’re A Germ sounds as if it was drawn straight out of an angsty 90s movie, with raucous vocals and an impressive performance from drummer Joel Amey making for a boisterous anthem. Lisbon is definitely a highlight, and the positively stadium sized Giant Peach is a stand–out with its thrilling riffs that grab you by the shoulders and shake you.
•••• Moving on, Your Loves Whore proves even more how diverse Wolf Alice are as a band, with its atmospheric intro and glittering pop–rock influence that is present in the extremely catchy Freazy, and spectacular end track The Wonderwhy, which brings with it a hidden vocal–guitar duet performed by Ellie Rowsell which is stunning and raw in its own right.
•••• My Love Is Cool is released on June 23rd and is definitely an album that it is worth picking up — Wolf Alice have produced a slick, charismatic debut, the variety and authenticity present making it clear that this band is on to something special. •••• https://gronblog.wordpress.com/
By Joe Evans, Score: 7/10
•••• My Love Is Cool makes for an interesting sonic experience like nothing else.
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|My Love Is Cool|
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