ALBUM ‘BLUE WEEKEND‘
“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*
“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”
“it’s a Pyramid Stage headliner-sized record” – Upset, 5*
“the sound of a band satisfying themselves rather than proving themselves, and completely filling the space they’ve carved out over the years.” – The Forty Five, 5*
“Blue Weekend’ places Wolf Alice beyond the reach of their peers.” – Clash 8/10
“a perfectly interlaced balance of momentum and marvel” – Line of Best Fit, 9/10
“Alive with confessional ideas” – Mojo, 4*
“Epic & Ambitious” – Loud & Quiet
Wolf Alice today release their eagerly-awaited third album, Blue Weekend! The record – which has been hailed as a masterpiece – features ‘The Last Man On Earth’, ‘Smile’, ‘No Hard Feelings’ and ‘How Can I Make It OK?’, and is out now via Liberator Music/Dirty Hit on all DSPs, CD, black vinyl and limited edition red, yellow and green vinyl.
Blue Weekend is the follow-up to 2017’s, Mercury-prize winning Visions Of A Life, a record that positioned Wolf Alice as one of the UK’s most exciting bands. Now, with Blue Weekend, “Wolf Alice cement their place at the peak of British music” (NME).
This morning the band released the Jordan Hemingway directed video for ‘How Can I Make It OK?’, one of the centerpieces of Blue Weekend. The video will be part of the larger Blue Weekend short film, which will be premiered at Picturehouse Central, Soho, London on June 10.
WATCH: ‘How Can I Make It Ok?’ by Wolf Alice
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. Since then, the band saw their 2015 debut album My Love Is Cool soar to #2 on the UK charts, their sophomore album Visions Of A Life win the 2018 Hyundai Mercury prize, and a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Performance. The band played a massive 187 shows on the Visions Of A Life world tour – including a sold out Alexandra Palace, 2 sold out dates at Brixton Academy, and a set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
It was no surprise that creating a follow-up to Visions Of A Life was a daunting task. The record was a huge success, which subsequently led to many months spent on tour – with intercontinental flights, hotels and long-bus journeys taking a toll on the band.
The band decamped to an Airbnb in Somerset, and it was here 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.
Blue Weekend is available on limited edition red transparent vinyl, yellow transparent vinyl and green vinyl, as well as black vinyl, CD & all DSPs.
Out now through Liberator Music / Dirty Hit
1. The Beach
2. Delicious Things
3. Lipstick On The Glass
5. Safe From Heartbreak (if you never fall in love)
6. How Can I Make It OK?
7. Play The Greatest Hits
8. Feeling Myself
9. The Last Man On Earth
10. No Hard Feelings
11. The Beach II