WOLF ALICE SHORTLISTED FOR MERCURY PRIZE FOR THIRD TIME FOR THEIR NUMBER #1 ALBUM BLUE WEEKEND | NEW SINGLE “HOW CAN I MAKE IT OK?” OUT NOW

WOLF ALICE SHORTLISTED FOR MERCURY PRIZE FOR THIRD TIME 

FOR THEIR NUMBER #1 ALBUM BLUE WEEKEND  

NEW SINGLE “HOW CAN I MAKE IT OK?” OUT NOW

BAND TO HEADLINE LATITUDE FESTIVAL THIS FRIDAY 23 JULY 

“Their best album” – The Guardian, 5* 

“a stone-cold masterpiece full of confidence and magic” – NME, 5*

a band celebrating ten years together in the best way possible: by making a masterpiece” – Sunday Times, Album of the week

“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* 

“A decade into their career, Wolf Alice have stepped matters up” – The Telegraph, 5*

“If you imagine their old songs as rally cars, the new ones are still driven as wildly, but with steelier focus and in-built roll cages” – The Independent, 5*

Wolf Alice’s 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 on each of their three albums, winning for their previous record Visions of a Life.

To coincide with the news, the band today announce 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, “How Can I Make It OK?” is the stratospheric peak of the album. The single arrives alongside a video directed by Jordan Hemingway (Gucci, Raf Simons, Comme Des Garçons).

Listen / watch “How Can I Make It OK?” 

Speaking on 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.”

On July 23, the band are set to headline the opening day of Latitude festival, it is their first major festival headline slot and another milestone for the band in 2021. They will tour the UK in January.

Wolf Alice UK & Ireland January 2022 Tour Dates

05 January – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK (EXTRA DATE)

07 Jan – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK (SOLD OUT)

08 January – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK (SOLD OUT)

09 Jan – O2 City Hall, Newcastle, UK (SOLD OUT)

10 Jan – UEA, Norwich, UK (SOLD OUT)

12 Jan – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK (SOLD OUT)

13 Jan – O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK (EXTRA DATE)

14 Jan – O2 Academy, Sheffield, UK (SOLD OUT)

15 Jan – Uni Mountford Hall, Liverpool, UK (SOLD OUT)

18 Jan – Eventim Apollo, London, UK (SOLD OUT)

19 Jan – Eventim Apollo, London, UK (EXTRA DATE)

22 Jan – O2 Guildhall, Southampton, UK (SOLD OUT)

23 Jan –  De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea, UK (SOLD OUT)

24 Jan – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IRE (SOLD OUT)

25 Jan – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IRE (SOLD OUT)

27 Jan – O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK (SOLD OUT)

28 Jan – Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, UK

30 Jan – O2 Academy, Bristol, UK (SOLD OUT)

31 Jan – O2 Academy, Bristol, UK (SOLD OUT)

Blue Weekend is the followup to 2017’s, Mercury-prize winning Visions Of A Life, a record that cemented the bands position as one of the UK’s most exciting bands. Now, with Blue Weekend, Wolf Alice have 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 Weekend  is out now via Dirty Hit, and available on all DSPs, vinyl, CD & cassette. https://wolfalice.co.uk/blueweekend/

The album is yet another landmark achievement for the London-based band who won the Mercury Prize for their 2017 sophomore album Visions Of A Life, after being nominated for the same award for their 2015 debut album My Love Is Cool; both previous records hit #2 on the charts and earned them multiple BRIT Award and GRAMMY nominations

 

Wolf Alice are Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass) and Joel Amey (drums, vocals). It has been a decade since the band began as a duo of Ellie Rowsell and Joff Oddie,  then later expanding to a four-piece, with Joel Amey and Theo Ellis joining the group. The band decamped to Somerset to begin work on the album, and it was there that they reconfigured who they were together, far away from festival stages, tour buses, awards shows, and fans. They cemented their friendship and set to work on some fledgling demos in a converted church. These demos evolved into Blue Weekend, a record produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Björk, Brian Eno, Florence + The Machine) who has 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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