Wolf Alice are soaring at the moment, and judging by their live tour, they show no sign of slowing down.Celebrating the release of their sophomore album, Visions of a Life, Birmingham’s O2 Academy saw the enigmatic band take to the stage for an evening of chaotic fun aboard an emotional rollercoaster.
Taking place upon the glorious Kobetamendi Hill, Bilbao BBK is back for another year of stellar acts and killer views. Organised by Basque music promoters Last Tour back in 2006, it has previously been nominated for Best Foreign Festival in 2010 and 2011, and that is no surprise looking at this year’s line up.
It’s award season, people! The Oscars, Grammys, BAFTAs, BRITS and everything else in between have been awarding the ‘very best’ within the film and music industries in the last month or so. While I think that me going into depth on something like the Grammy’s is just only going to get me a ton of unwanted aggro, there is one thing I can comment on: this year’s NME awards. Last night saw them take place, and along with it came the usual disappointment and disagreement. What a surprise.
2015 has been a cracking year for music so far, with some brilliant albums having been released in the last six months – it is mad to think it’s June already! We’ve had new material from established artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Blur and The Cribs, with debut albums from the likes of SOAK and Wolf Alice. Plus, we still have much more to come in the next half of the year. This post is just a highlight of some of the brilliant material we’ve heard so far from January to June…
When you first hear the name Wolf Alice, it is hard to separate initial thoughts from the world of Angela Carter’s fairytales it was plucked from. My Love Is Cool plays out in a similar fashion, the band sticking to the themes of an uninhibited, wild youth but all the while with a refined and polished edge. Cool really is the word here.