Track Of The Day – Wolf Alice – Yuk Foo

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Wolf Alice come back swinging, with their punkiest, noisiest, dirtiest most feral moment yet and it’s immense. It’s two years since their critically acclaimed debut ‘My Love is Cool’ and new single ‘Yuck Foo’ is the first track to come from their forthcoming second album ‘Visions Of A Life’

When asked by Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac what the band had to say about the track singer Ellie Rowsell simply laughed and said “erm… Sorry!” They explained that ‘Yuk Foo’ was the one they wanted to release first, as a statement of intent and one that makes an instant impact but isn’t necessarily reflective of the album as a whole. “ We wanted to make it open to interpretation so that anyone who was frustrated at something could have it as their anthem.”

However, she went on to reveal the writing of it was informed by experience by “being sick and fed up of certain expectations… for me, a lot of it is about being a young woman. Even the shit, 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 that happens.”

‘Visions Of A Life’ which was written partly on the road and then fleshed out at home in London and was finally recorded in L.A. It arrives on 29th September via Dirty Hit. Tracklist and tour dates below.

01 Heavenward
02 Yuk Foo
03 Beautifully Unconventional
04 Don’t Delete The Kisses
05 Planet Hunter
06 Sky Musings
07 Formidable Cool
08 Space & Time
09 Sadboy
10 St. Purple & Green
11 After The Zero Hour
12 Visions Of A Life

TOUR DATES JULY
05 Chicago, IL, Schubas Tavern
06 Columbus, OH, The Basement
07 Washington DC, Rock & Roll Hotel
08 Philadelphia, PA, The Foundry
10 Boston, MA, Great Scott
11 Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade
13 Pittsburgh, PA, Club AE
15 St. Louis, MO, Off Broadway
16 Kansas City, MO, The Riot Room
18 Denver, CO, Globe Hall
21 Seattle, WA, Sunset Tavern
22 Portland, OR, Star Theater
24 San Francisco, CA, Rickshaw Stop
26 Los Angeles, CA, The Echo
OCTOBER
27 Paris, La Maroquinerie
28 Brussels, Botanique/Orangerie
30 Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
NOVEMBER
01 Hamburg, Mojo
02 Koln, Luxor
03 Amsterdam, Melkweg
08 Bristol, O2 Academy
09 Manchester, O2 Apollo
11 Glasgow, Barrowlands
13 Newcastle, 02 Academy
15 Nottingham, Rock City
16 Birmingham, O2 Academy
17 Norwich, UEA
18 Leeds, O2 Academy
20 Brighton, Dome
21 Southampton, O2 Guildhall
24 London, Alexandra Palace
27 Belfast, Ulster Hall
28 Dublin, Olympia

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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