Video Of The Week – Wolf Alice – ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’


Band of the moment Wolf Alice reveal their new video for ‘Moaning Lisa Smile.’ The track, which is apparently a tribute to Lisa Simpson, is brought to life on a video which has echoes of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ meets ‘Cinderella’ meets ‘The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.’

Singer Ellie Rowsell finds herself alone, derided mocked and rejected by what we can assume are the archetypical high school bitches as she attempts to join a dance competition. But fear not because “nobody leaves Ellie in the corner” and the rest of the band soon arrive to help her out! A spot of makeup, a couple of wigs and who’d notice that three out of four members of Wolf Alice are actually chaps and rather worryingly, bassist Theo Ellis looks disturbingly like Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider! This may well haunt our dreams but the video again proves that Wolf Alice are no ordinary band.

Wolf Alice’s ‘Creature Songs EP’ is out now on Dirty Hit Records.

You can listen to the entire Ep below

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the 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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