Crack that Whip, Wolf Alice.

Crack that Whip, Wolf Alice.

From the very fucking moment Ellie Rowsell and her fellow howlers emerged onstage before a heaving Old Blue Last a couple weeks back, it became grotesquely apparent as to just how good Wolf Alice were, and indeed of course still are. The standout back then went by the name White Leather and, as the flipside to forthcoming début single Fluffy (out February 11th on Chess Club Records), it’s now available for digestion in a hopefully less disgusting environ to only further enhance their still undimmed allure. Caught somewhere cute between the rugged ‘n’ ramshackle bawling of Leaving You and the rather more full-frontal onslaught of the single it is to support, it’s the sonic encapsulation of that point at which you find yourself welling up: the tears form though never fall; lips get bit; you feel compelled to explode, though can’t quite. “I bought a drink for you/ But you were smokin’ with your friends outside and I see/ Big things for you”, she coos in a winsome sigh and although itself a lyrical recap of the sights littering Great Eastern Street that night, it’s the so-called things on Wolf Alice’s horizon that are only magnifying swiftly; surely; unsteadily with time.

Wolf Alice’s Soundcloud.

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