With the sweetest of sounds coming from the speakers of the Ticket Arena office it would be mighty selfish of us to keep them to ourselves, so we thought we’d let you in on what our staff use to soundtrack a hard day’s work. Now a weekly feature with the intent of bringing your attention to wonderful new sounds every Tuesday, our Album Of The Week looks at releases from the best in the game, whether fresh new acts about to hit the big time or established artists reminding the world of their continued talent. Simply put, it’s just the best in new music that we think you should hear.
Since the release of the band’s inaugural album, anticipation for Wolf Alice’s follow up has been unprecedented. After teasing fans with the release of singles ‘Yuk Foo’, ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ and ‘Beautifully Unconventional’, over the previous few months, Wolf Alice have now finally dropped the album in full. While their 2015 debut record My Love Is Cool was a pretty solid indicator of lead singer Ellie Roswell’s interchangeable personalities, floating effortlessly between a soft and sweet ethereal tone and no nonsense screeches of angst and anguish, then Vision Of A Life is a direct continuation of that. With elements in ‘After the Zero Hour’ offering a soft, acoustic affair with layers of light and airy vocals, it differs entirely from the likes of ‘Yuk Foo’, a much harsher version of the band, with punk style guitar and riot grrl-esque vocals screaming “I don’t give a sh*t”. Visions Of A Life present the band’s further experimentation with genre switching and merging, where the heavier guitar sounds of punk, garage and rock meet the soothing elements of dream pop synths and sweetly sung lyrics.
Wolf Alice claim a date at Leeds O2 Academy on Saturday 18th November, promising live renditions of this brand new release as well as singles from their hugely celebrated debut.
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