CREDIT: JORDAN HEMINGWAY
RELEASE NEW TRACK / NO HARD FEELINGS
NEW ALBUM / BLUE WEEKEND / 4 JUNE
WOLF ALICE have released their new track NO HARD FEELINGS, a delicate ballad striking the balance between emotional complexity and direct songwriting. The track is the third to be taken from their forthcoming album, BLUE WEEKEND, which follows their Mercury Prize winning VISIONS OF A LIFE.
NO HARD FEELINGS is the sound of a moment of clarity, a bouncing guitar line intertwining with Ellie Rowsell’s vocals. Speaking about the track, Rowsell says: “I started out trying to make a really cheesy, almost Motown-y, Ronettes kind of song about the end of a relationship, and feeling ‘What’s the point of being miserable about it?’ But it was short, because originally it was played so fast. I tried to make it longer, but I didn’t have any more words – I had said everything I wanted to say perfectly, and didn’t want to ruin it with more. So instead we slowed it down, and I felt way more moved by it like that.”
NO HARD FEELINGS is accompanied by a video directed by Jordan Hemingway (Gucci, Raf Simons, Comme Des Garcons), the band’s third collaboration with Hemingway following videos for previous singles The Last Man On Earth and Smile. The band recently appeared on The Late, Late Show with James Corden, performing a riotous version of Smile.
The lead single from the album, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, was released to critical acclaim with the track remaining on the BBC Radio 1 A-list for seven weeks. The band released a special live version of THE LAST MAN ON EARTH which can be viewed here:
WOLF ALICE recently announced a 2022 UK and Ireland tour, their first headline shows since 2018. The majority of dates sold out within hours and a number of new shows have since been added, including second shows in London, Manchester, Bristol and Dublin, and a third night in Glasgow. Full dates are as below. Before then, on Saturday 22 May, the band play GLASTONBURY PRESENTS LIVE at Worthy Farm alongside Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, IDLES, Haim and more.
Wed 05 GLASGOW Barrowland (Extra Date)
Fri 07 GLASGOW Barrowland (Sold Out)
Sat 08 GLASGOW Barrowland (Sold Out)
Sun 09 NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall
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
Mon 24 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre (Extra Date)
Tue 25 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre (Sold Out)
Thu 27 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 28 PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Sun 30 BRISTOL O2 Academy (Sold Out)
Mon 31 BRISTOL O2 Academy (Extra Date)
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 will be released on 4 June 2021 via Dirty Hit and will be available on all DSPs, vinyl, CD and cassette. Pre-order here
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