Wolf Alice: ‘Giant Peach’ vs ‘I Saw You (In A Corridor)’

19 March 2015 by

Debbie Harry, Daisy Chainsaw and Transvision Vamp were the first things that came to mind when I first heard Wolf Alice’s ‘Giant Peach’. A big brash, ballsy beast of a song that stomps, snarls and hits the right places and brilliantly scoots off into unexpected territories to boot.

Ellie Roswell has the voice of an angel possessed. At times sweet and tender, at other times she unleashes the proverbial beast at full-throttle, and the ride is an adrenaline fuelled blast. Roswell’s voice compliments the music with the same mix of brashness and fragility that Katie Jane Garside and Crispin Gray have honed to perfection on their past works.

On the flip side of the lead-track; ‘I Saw You (In A Corridor)’ changes the mood and pace completely. A gentle acoustic ballad that was really recorded in a corridor, it comes complete with closing doors and natural acoustics. Roswell is on fine vocal form again, and the organic nature of the recording showcases perfectly the natural talent that she has nurtured and grown. The track aches with etherealness, allurement and despite being presented in such simple form, works like a dream.

There is some bad news… This vinyl release is limited to just 500 copies. Released on April 13th 2015, Wolf Alice will sell every copy of this single within a very short time. I make no bones about this record selling out fast, and don’t be surprised to see it on bidding sites going for extortionate prices in coming years. You have been warned!

Wolf Alice’s debut album, My Love Is Coolwill be released through Dirty Hit Records in the UK on 22nd June 2015.

Catch them on tour:

March
13 – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
18 – SXSW – KCRW @ Parish – Austin, TX
18 – SXSW – B3 Science @ Hype Machine Hotel – Austin, TX
20 – SXSW – Alter The Gold Rush @ Red Eye Fly – Austin, TX
20 – SXSW – Windish Party @ Mohawk – Austin, TX
23 – Oran Mor – Glasgow
24 – Rescue Rooms – Nottingham
26 – The Ritz -Manchester
27 – The Leadmill – Sheffield
28 – Riverside – Newcastle
31 – Institute – Birmingham

April
01 – Globe – Cardiff
02 – Trinity – Bristol
03 – Shepherds Bush Empire – London
04 – Academy – Oxford
07 – Bowery District – Reading
08 – Old Fire Station – Bournemouth
09 – Concorde 2 – Brighton
10 – Junction – Cambridge
28 – Great Scott – Boston, MA, USA

May
01 – The Basement – Columbus, OH, USA
03 – The Demo – St. Louis, MO, USA
05 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN, USA
06 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO, USA
07 – Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO, USA
11 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR, USA
12 – Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA, USA
16 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA, USA
18 – The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA, USA
19 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ, USA
22 – Holy Mountain – Austin, TX, USA
23 – Dada – Dalla, TX, USA

June
12 – Orange Festival – Warsaw, Poland
13 – Northside Festival – Aarhus, Denmark
18 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY, USA
21 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands

July
04 – Calling Festival – Clapham, London, UK
18 – Latitude Festival – Suffolk, UK
19 – Longitude Festival – Dublin, Ireland

August
28 – 30 – Reading & Leeds Festival

September
12 – Lollapalooza – Berlin, DE

Tickets available now from http://wolfalice.co.uk/live

Words: Nick Vivid

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