Indie-rock quartet Wolf Alice have released the second taste of their upcoming album Blue Weekend, with a new single titled, Smile.
The track is accompanied by a technicolour, anarchic video directed by Jordan Hemingway. Set in your bog-standard British pub, the video’s extras of unruly locals and defiant bar staff provide the ideal scene for Smile, a song inspired by lead singer Ellie Rowsell’s desire to fight back against those who try to define her. Also, there’s the punk-style heavy guitar riffing and snappy vocal lines that all add to the track’s mutinous mood. Basically, it’s time to get those middle fingers in the air.
Speaking about the new track, Rowsell states: “This is one of the songs we wrote thinking that we would play it live. I miss that feeling of singing on stage. It’s like screaming into a pillow or something — you can get away with being more nasty. There’s a whole other part of me missing.” Blue Weekend will be released on June 11, 2021 via Dirty Hit.
Wolf Alice have also announced a 2022 UK and Ireland tour, with tickets now available to purchase.
Wolf Alice UK & Ireland January 2022 Tour Dates
Jan 5: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
Jan 7: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
Jan 8: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
Jan 9: O2 City Hall, Newcastle, UK
Jan 10: UEA, Norwich, UK
Jan 12: O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
Jan 13: O2 Apollo, Manchester, UK
Jan 14: O2 Academy, Sheffield, UK
Jan 15: Uni Mountford Hall, Liverpool, UK
Jan 18: Eventim Apollo, London, UK
Jan 19: Eventim Apollo, London, UK
Jan 22: O2 Guildhall, Southampton, UK
Jan 23: De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill On Sea, UK
Jan 24: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IRE
Jan 25: Olympia Theatre, Dublin, IRE
Jan 27: O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
Jan 28: Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, UK
Jan 30: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
Jan 31: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
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- Wolf Alice - My Love Is Cool - Sealed - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £26.99, $28.88, €30.23 (New Item) (arrived 08-Aug-2022 11:47)on September 28, 2022 at 7:40 pm
WOLF ALICE My Love Is Cool (2015 UK 13-track double album 2-LP pressed on audiophile quality heavyweight black vinyl - their brilliant debut album including the singles Giant Peach, Bros, You're A Germ, Freazy and Lisbon, along with the hidden bonus recording for the title track. Gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed inside, plus gold inners. Brand new & still sealed inside its hype stickered recyclable clear outer. Essential & highly recommended!)
- Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend - UK - CD album - £9.99, $10.69, €11.19 (New Item) (arrived 21-Dec-2021 11:49)on September 28, 2022 at 7:40 pm
WOLF ALICE Blue Weekend (2021 UK limited edition 11-track CD album, their third studio release including the singles The Last Man on Earth, Smile, No Hard Feelings and How Can I Make It OK?. The disc looks unplayed housed in the gatefold card picture sleeve complete with the 16-page booklet plus the title-stickered recyclable plastic outer wallet DH01061)