CREDIT: JORDAN HEMINGWAY
LIVE SCREENING PREMIERE OF BLUE WEEKEND SHORT FILM + ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE AT PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL IN LONDON ON 10 JUNE (WATCH TRAILER)
LIMITED EDITION BLUE WEEKEND HAIR DYE COLLABORATION WITH BLEACH LONDON
NEW ALBUM / BLUE WEEKEND / 4 JUNE
WOLF ALICE have announced a cinematic premiere of the short film for their forthcoming third album, BLUE WEEKEND. The premiere will take place on Thursday 10 June at Picturehouse Central in Soho, London. There will be two screenings – at 18.30 and 20.45 – and the band will be performing a special acoustic set before each one for attendees. The premiere is set to be a celebration of BLUE WEEKEND which is released on Friday 4 June via Dirty Hit. For tickets please click here.
On the film, WOLF ALICE say: “Last winter we began making a visual feast for your eyes. Set on a night out, we wanted to bring the music of Blue Weekend to life with this beautiful film directed by Jordan Hemingway. Pints and ciggies have never looked this good. This was an amazing experience and we really hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you to our incredible team.”
Directed by Jordan Hemingway (Gucci, Raf Simons, Comme Des Garcons), director of videos for the previous tracks The Last Man on Earth, Smile and No Hard Feelings, the album-length film explores the camaraderie, nights out and relationships that form the backbone of BLUE WEEKEND.
It has been a busy period for WOLF ALICE, one that has solidified their status as one of Britain’s most beloved bands. The band recently launched a collaboration with Bleach London for their new limited-edition hair dye – https://store.wolfalice.co.uk/products/bleach-ldn-x-blue-weekend-set – bundled with cassette of BLUE WEEKEND; were named as the Friday headliner of Latitude 2021, their largest festival headline show to date; and graced the cover of the Evening Standard Magazine. In May, they opened the Live A Worthy Farm livestream with a stirring performance at Glastonbury’s Stone Circle.
In 2022 the band are heading out on a full UK and Ireland tour, with the majority of shows sold out within hours. A number of news shows have now been added.
Wed 05 GLASGOW Barrowland (Extra Date)
Fri 07 GLASGOW Barrowland (Sold Out)
Sat 08 GLASGOW Barrowland (Sold Out)
Sun 09 NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall (Sold Out)
Mon 10 NORWICH UEA (Sold Out)
Wed 12 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo (Sold Out)
Thu 13 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo (Extra Date)
Fri 14 SHEFFIELD O2 Academy (Sold Out)
Sat 15 LIVERPOOL University (Sold Out)
Tue 18 LONDON Eventim Apollo (Sold Out)
Wed 19 LONDON Eventim Apollo (Extra Date)
Sat 22 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall (Sold Out)
Sun 23 BEXHILL-ON-SEA De La Warr Pavilion (Sold Out)
Mon 24 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre (Sold Out)
Tue 25 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre (Sold Out)
Thu 27 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy (Sold Out)
Fri 28 PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Sun 30 BRISTOL O2 Academy (Sold Out)
Mon 31 BRISTOL O2 Academy (Sold Out)
Wolf Alice are ELLIE ROWSELL (vocals and guitar) JOFF ODDIE (guitar and vocals) THEO ELLIS (bass) and JOEL AMEY (drums and vocals). It has been a decade since the band began as a duo of Ellie and Joff, later expanding to a four-piece with Joel and Theo joining the group.
The band have since seen their 2015 debut album My Love Is Cool soar to #2 on the UK album charts, their sophomore album Visions of a Life also reach #2 and win the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize. The band also played a massive 187 shows on the Visions of a Life world tour, including a sold-out Alexandra Palace in London, two sold-out dates at Brixton Academy and a set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
It was little surprise that creating a follow up to Visions of a Life was daunting. The band decamped to an Airbnb in Somerset, where 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, produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Bjork, Brian Eno, Florence and 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 released on 4 June 2021 via Dirty Hit and will be available on all DSPs, vinyl, CD and cassette: https://wolfalice.co.uk/blueweekend/
BLUE WEEKEND track listing:
- The Beach
- Delicious Things
- Lipstick on The Glass
- Safe from Heartbreak (if you never fall in love)
- How Can I Make It OK?
- Play the Greatest Hits
- Feeling Myself
- The Last Man on Earth
- No Hard Feelings
- The Beach II