WOLFALICE SHORTLISTED FOR THE MERCURY PRIZE FOR THE THIRD TIME WITH THEIR #1 ALBUM BLUE WEEKEND

WOLFALICE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE MERCURY PRIZE FOR THE THIRD TIME WITH THEIR #1 ALBUM BLUE WEEKEND

 

NEW SINGLE HOW CAN I MAKE IT OK? // OUT NOW

 

 

                         CREDIT: JORDAN HEMINGWAY

 

 

Their best album …” THE GUARDIAN 5*

A stone-cold masterpiece full of confidence and magic …” NME 5*

The London quartet have made something so undeniably brilliant …” DIY 5*

Brilliant, bold third album cements their place as the best band in Britain …” IPAPER 5*

Write it large; Wolf Alice’s imperial phase has arrived …” DORK 5*

If you imagine their old songs as rally cars, the new ones are still driven just as wildly but with steelier focus and in-built roll cages …” THE INDEPENDENT 5*

A perfectly interlaced balance of momentum and marvel …” LINE OF BEST FIT 9/10

Blue Weekend places Wolf Alice beyond the reach of their peers …” CLASH 8/10

Celebrating ten years together in the best possible way; by making a masterpiece …” SUNDAY TIMES

 

The WOLF ALICE number 1 album BLUE WEEKEND has been shortlisted as one of the 12 Albums of the Year for the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize. The band have now been shortlisted for the eminent prize for each of their three albums, winning with their previous record Visions of a Life.

 

To coincide with the news, the band have announced their new single HOW CAN I MAKE IT OK? a stand out track from BLUE WEEKEND. A favourite of the band and already a hit with fans, the song is the stratospheric peak of the album and arrives alongside a video directed by Jordan Hemingway (Gucci, Raf Simons, Comme Des Garcons).

 

 

Speaking about the track, Ellie Rowsell says, “I really like this one. It’s a real mixture of happy and sad and fun, a bit more groovy. It’s the oldest one. I remember writing it on tour in Spain. I was really into backing vocals and harmonies, and I wanted a song where I could indulge myself in singing.”

 

The band are set to headline the opening day of Latitude Festival, their first major headline slot and another milestone for the band in 2021. They will then tour the UK and Ireland in January 2022.

 

JANUARY 2022

 

Wed         05             GLASGOW                                Barrowland (Extra Date)

Fri             07             GLASGOW                                Barrowland (Sold Out)

Sat            08             GLASGOW                                Barrowland (Sold Out)

Sun           09             NEWCASTLE                             O2 City Hall (Sold Out)

Mon        10             NORWICH                                 UEA (Sold Out)

Wed         12             MANCHESTER                         O2 Apollo (Sold Out)

Thu          13             MANCHESTER                         O2 Apollo (Extra Date)

Fri             14             SHEFFIELD                                 O2 Academy (Sold Out)

Sat            15             LIVERPOOL                               University (Sold Out)

Tue           18             LONDON                                    Eventim Apollo (Sold Out)

Wed         19             LONDON                                    Eventim Apollo (Extra Date)

Sat            22             SOUTHAMPTON                    O2 Guildhall (Sold Out)

Sun           23             BEXHILL-ON-SEA                    De La Warr Pavilion (Sold Out)

Mon        24             DUBLIN                                      Olympia Theatre (Sold Out)

Tue           25             DUBLIN                                      Olympia Theatre (Sold Out)

Thu          27             BIRMINGHAM                         O2 Academy (Sold Out)

Fri             28             PLYMOUTH                              Pavilions

Sun           30             BRISTOL                                     O2 Academy (Sold Out)

Mon        31             BRISTOL                                     O2 Academy (Sold Out)

 

BLUE WEEKEND is the follow up to Visions of a Life, a record that cemented the band’s position as one of the UK’s most exciting bands. With the new album WOLF ALICE have now become one of the most vital bands in the world. The record features THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, SMILE, NO HARD FEELINGS and HOW CAN I MAKE IT OK? BLUE WEKEND is out now via Dirty Hit and available on all DSPs, vinyl, CD and cassette: https://wolfalice.co.uk/blueweekend/

The album is yet another landmark achievement for the London-based band who won the Mercury Prize with their sophomore album Visions of a Life in 2017 after also being nominated for their 2015 debut My Love Is Cool. Both records reached #2 on the album chart and earned them multiple BRIT Award and GRAMMY nominations.

 

Wolf Alice are ELLIE ROWSELL (vocals and guitar) JOFF ODDIE (guitar and vocals) THEO ELLIS (bass) and JOEL AMEY (drums and vocals). It has been a decade since the band began as a duo of Ellie and Joff, later expanding to a four-piece with Joel and Theo joining the group. The band decamped to Somerset to begin work on the album, and it was there where they reconfigured who they were together, far away from festival stages, tour buses and awards shows. They cemented their friendship and set to work on fledgling demos in a converted church. These demos evolved into BLUE WEEKEND, produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Bjork, Brian Eno, Florence and The Machine) who aided the band in refining their sound to an even sharper point. Rowsell’s personal storytelling is at the core of BLUE WEEKEND, an album that sees WOLF ALICE embrace a newfound boldness and vulnerability in equal measure.

 

 

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