Side A: Bros
Side B: Every Cloud
Following on from the breakaway success of debut single ‘Fluffy’ in February, North London’s hottest exports Wolf Alice are set to release new single ‘Bros’ on Chess Club Records on 20th May.
2013 couldn’t have started stronger for Wolf Alice as the quartet of Ellie Rowsell, Joel Amey, Theo Ellis and Joff found themselves slung into the limelight as one of the UK’s finest new bands. With the release of ‘Fluffy’ came a collection of folklorish live shows, a top spot on The Hype Machine Charts, sessions with Huw Stephens on BBC Radio One and a frenzied gathering of new devotees. ‘White Leather’, ‘Fluffy’s subdued and sentimental partner, set out a perfect balance for their sound – balls out, shameless and heartbreaking all in the space of every three minute wonder they produce.
As one of the first songs Ellie ever wrote and quickly becoming a championed live favourite, ‘Bros’ still soars with its original and everlasting sentiments of childhood antics with the best of friends. Pulled gracefully through its acoustic beginnings by Joel’s subtly quick-fire drumming and vocal harmonics, the song’s realisation was so moving that it brought Joff to tears (true story). Graced by its tender guitar opening, Ellie’s ode to her childhood friendship is perfectly accompanied by Joff’s infectious guitar melodies, Joel’s touching harmonies and a rousing, insatiable crescendo.
The new single coincides with Wolf Alice's extensive run of live dates through May and June –
02/05/13 Birthdays, London w/ Peace [SOLD OUT] 04/05/13 Live At Leeds Festival 05/05/13 City.Sound.Project, Canterbury 16/05/13 Great Escape Festival, Brighton 18/05/13 Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam 20/05/13 Kasbah, Coventry 21/05/13 Bar Bloc, Glasgow 22/05/13 Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough 23/05/13 Think Tank at Hoults Yard, Newcastle 24/05/13 Dot to Dot, Manchester 25/05/13 Dot to Dot, Bristol 26/05/13 Dot to Dot, Nottingham 28/05/13 Thekla, Bristol w/ Tribes 29/05/13 Roundhouse, London w/ Tribes 30/05/13 Arts Centre, Norwich 31/05/13 The Victoria, Birmingham 01/06/13 Buffalo Bar, Cardiff 03/06/13 Joiners, Southampton 04/06/13 The Lexington, London [TICKETS] 05/06/13 Jericho, Oxford 06/06/13 Shipping Forecast, Liverpool 07/06/13 Esquires, Bedford 08/06/13 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth