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.
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- Dots & Dashes' Track of the Week comes from the (mercifully) returning @sharonvanetten. Stream Taking Chances: http://t.co/B09ON2VXEW about 19 hours ago from web
- The bad news? That Neutral Milk Hotel, Mac DeMarco and Xiu Xiu all play that night, too: http://t.co/lEcyTwO8Dp about 20 hours ago from web
- The good news? Speedy Ortiz return to London, playing Islington's Electrowerkz May 22nd. Brilliant last time out, too http://t.co/jaoKKsGPG4 about 20 hours ago from web
- Harbouring an understated brilliance to belie the band name, indulge in @DeadCrowPirates' Without Her: http://t.co/5bMVRZtShX about 21 hours ago from web