Wolf Alice return with new single ‘Yuk Foo’, album announcement, and tour dates

Aoife Burke June 13, 2017 0

Wolf Alice Press Pic

L-R: Bassist Theo Ellis, Guitarist Joff Oddie, Lead Singer/Guitarist Ellie Rowsell, Drummer Joel Amey

Two years after the release of their critically acclaimed debut, Wolf Alice return with explosive anthem ‘Yuk Foo’ and details of their much anticipated sophomore album ‘Visions Of A Life’, supported by a UK, European and US tour.

Premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1, ‘Yuk Foo’ is 2 minutes and 11 seconds of punk-infused blistering guitars and snarling lyrics. Ellie’s uncompromising delivery – high energy, screaming and cackling between words – demands attention. Ellie explains that the band wanted the lyrics to be open to interpretation, “so that anyone who was frustrated at something or someone could have it as their anthem.” She herself was inspired by “being sick and fed up of certain expectations; for me a lot of it is about being a young woman. Even the everyday wolf-whistle thing. As I get older, I feel like ‘Why have I always put up with that?’ When I sing that kind of song, it’s everything that I want to do when stuff like that happens”.

‘Yuk Foo’ is available now, on iTunes,  Apple Music, and SpotifyWatch the lyric video here:

Visions of a Life’, the follow up to their UK #2 debut album, will be released on September 29th by Dirty Hit Records. Produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Paramore, Tegan and Sara, Beck, Nine Inch Nails) and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (David Bowie, Arcade Fire), ‘Visions of a Life’ is a fundamentally personal album, it’s opening track ‘Heavenward’ described as “a cloudburst of shoegazey guitar and vaulting vocals”, the title track an epic eight-minute closer. Sure to be one of the most-highly anticipated releases of 2017, the tracklist is as follows:

  • Heavenward
  • Yuk Foo
  • Beautifully Unconventional
  • Don’t Delete The Kisses
  • Planet Hunter
  • Sky Musings
  • Formidably Cool
  • Space & Time
  • Sadboy
  • St Purple & Green
  • After the Zero Hour
  • Visions of a Life

An award-winning live band, Wolf Alice have announced a run of intimate USA shows in July, followed by an extensive UK and European tour for the autumn, including their biggest headline show to date at the London Alexandra Palace. Not to be missed, tickets for the US tour go on sale June 13th here, while tickets for the UK and European tour go on sale June 16th here.  Full dates are as follows (UK dates highlighted in bold):

USA TOUR

JULY

Wed        05           CHICAGO: Schubas Tavern

Thu         06           COLUMBUS: The Basement

Fri           07           WASHINGTON: Rock & Roll Hotel

Sat          08           PHILADELPHIA: The Foundry

Mon        10           BOSTON: Great Scott

Tue         11           BROOKLYN: Rough Trade

Thu         13           PITTSBURGH: Club AE

Sat          15           ST LOUIS: Off Broadway

Sun         16           KANSAS CITY: The Riot Room

Tue         18           DENVER: Globe Hall

Fri           21           SEATTLE: Sunset Tavern

Sat          22           PORTLAND: Star Theatre

Mon        24           SAN FRANCISCO: Rickshaw Stop

Wed        26           LOS ANGELES: The Echo

 

EUROPEAN TOUR

OCTOBER

Fri           27           PARIS: La Maroquinerie

Sat          28          BRUSSELS: Botanique / Orangerie

Mon        30           BERLIN: Festsaal Kreuzberg

NOVEMBER

Wed        01            HAMBURG: Mojo

Thu         02            KOLN: Luxor

Fri           03            AMSTERDAM: Melkweg

Wed        08            BRISTOL: O2 Academy

Thu         09           MANCHESTER: O2 Apollo

Sat          11           GLASGOW: Barrowland

Mon        13           NEWCASTLE: O2 Academy

Wed        15           NOTTINGHAM: Rock City

Thu         16           BIRMINGHAM: O2 Academy

Fri           17           NORWICH: UEA

Sat          18           LEEDS: O2 Academy

Mon        20           BRIGHTON: Dome

Tue         21           SOUTHAMPTON: O2 Guildhall

Fri           24           LONDON: Alexandra Palace

Mon        27           BELFAST: Ulster Hall

Tue         28           DUBLIN: Olympia

 

 

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