On Saturday evening, swarms of fans neatly packed into Kentish Town’s O2 Forum to hear Wolf Alice play. The bustling crowd threw their hands together for the band, as they began to play their collection of songs. There was a feeling of togetherness in ‘Baby Ain't Made of China’. The powerful lyrics “Oh love me, make me better...wash those tears away” kept the crowd well on their toes.
As the show progressed, ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’, possibly the best song on the album completely entranced the audience. As cymbals crashed so did the audience's hands clashing in the air. The band's overall sound resembled Paramore and London Grammar’s hybrid of harmonious vocals and guitar. There were also subtle hints of Biffy Clyro and Royal Blood in the build-ups and explosive choruses.
The lead singer, Ellie Rowsell began to strum away to her echoing voice in ‘Your Love's Whore’, the drummer’s beat rhythmically bounced with the bass. If you only could hear one song, this is it. One of the many highlights of the night were the guitar’s unreal sound, with swift elements to the all girl band Warpaint. The sound was sharp and loud, just as it should be. The bass was present and the drums felt. The band took off with this special presence.
What a way to spend the Easter weekend, Wolf Alice’s style portrayed how dynamic indie music can be, not just the usual pop template but an authentic band jamming and playing instruments passionately both well and with skill. Young and exciting, we can’t wait to hear the next set of albums to come.