New Music: Wolf Alice – ‘Yuk Foo’

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New album Visions of a Life due on September 29th.

Having brought out one of the most talked about albums of 2015 in My Love is Cool, London alt-rockers Wolf Alice appear to have been teasing us on Facebook over the last couple of weeks with the track listing and snippets of lyrics from their highly anticipated second album, the title of which has been confirmed as Visions of a Life. Now, the band have shared a track from it and it’s…surprising!

My Love is Cool was not without its shouty, punky moments, but ‘Yuk Foo’ certainly takes the band in a new louder and more venomous direction perhaps influenced by their time touring with the likes of Slaves. Ellie Rowsell’s yelled and sarcastic vocals remind me of the short-lived garage punkers Be Your Own Pet, the guitars are urgent and intense, and the spoonerism song title should give you a clue as to what to expect lyrically. The video consists simply of a flickering image of the band with the lyrics from the song screaming at us in big red text over the top of it.

The band have confirmed Visions of a Life will be out on September 29th, and have released dates for their US and UK/Europe tours later this year.

Early reactions suggest ‘Yuk Foo’ has certainly divided opinion, but that’s what punk’s all about, right? Let us know what you think.

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