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Under the Radar Announces Fall 2017 Issue with Julien Baker on the Cover

Issue 62 Also Includes Interviews with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The Horrors, Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, King Krule, and Much More

Oct 20, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Fall 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Julien Baker on the cover. More

Watch Wolf Alice Perform Two Songs on “Later… With Jools Holland”

They Did "Don't Delete the Kisses" and "Beautifully Unconventional"

Oct 17, 2017

Britain's Wolf Alice released their sophomore albumVisions of a Life, a few weeks back via Dirty Hit/RCA. It was our Album of the Week (also read our rave 9/10 review of the album). Tonight the band stopped by the BBC music show Later... with Jools Holland to perform two singles from the album: "Beautifully Unconventional" and "Don't Delete the Kisses."  More

Watch: Wolf Alice - “Heavenward” Video

Visions of a Life Out Now via Dirty Hit/RCA

Sep 29, 2017

Britain's Wolf Alice released their sophomore albumVisions of a Life, today via Dirty Hit/RCA. It was our Album of the Week (also read our rave 9/10 review of the album). This week they shared a video for the album's opening cut, "Heavenward." Andy DeLuca directed the clip, which follows the band on tour.  More

Album of the Week: Wolf Alice

Visions of a Life Out Now via Dirty Hit/RCA

Sep 29, 2017

Brandon Flowers, of The Killers fame, was recently lambasted in some indie-blog circles for claiming in a recent interview with Noisey that rock bands haven't gained a commercial traction comparable to their own lately because there "hasn't been anybody good enough." More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morrissey, CHVRCHES, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus Angel Olsen, TORRES, Stars, Cults, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2017

We're back down to eight Songs of the Week, after promising last week to stick with a Top 10 for awhile. But it was a slow week for new tracks. Still, there were some clear gems this week, as you will see below, with an easy choice for top song.  More

Wolf Alice Share New Album Opener “Heavenward”

Visions of a Life Due Out September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA

Sep 18, 2017

Britain's Wolf Alice are releasing their sophomore albumVisions of a Life, on September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA. Now they have shared the album's opening cut, "Heavenward." Listen below followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Watch Wolf Alice Channel Marilyn Monroe in the “Beautifully Unconventional” Video

Visions of a Life Due Out September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA

Sep 11, 2017

Britain's Wolf Alice continue to surprise with the rollout for their sophomore album, Visions of a Life, (due out September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA). Each of the three singles shared thus far have sounded remarkably different for each other and now their new video for the album's third single, "Beautifully Unconventional," features frontwoman Ellie Rowsell channeling Marilyn Monroe, performing the song on a soundstage looking like something out of classic 1950s Hollywood.  More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: Julien Baker, The War on Drugs, LCD Soundsystem, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus Alvvays, Ariel Pink, Yumi Zouma, Madeline Kenney, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 18, 2017

Charlottesville, Virginia is only just over an hour a way from Under the Radar's headquarters. It's the best local city to see shows in and it's a great little progressive college town that we visit often. So we watched in horror, disbelief, and disgust last weekend as the violent and tragic events in Charlottesville surrounding the white supremacist rally dominated the news. More

Wolf Alice Share New Song - “Beautifully Unconventional”

Visions of a Life Due Out September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA

Aug 14, 2017

Britain's Wolf Alice are releasing their sophomore albumVisions of a Life, on September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA. Now they have shared another song from it, the short and poppy "Beautifully Unconventional," which sounds very little like the other two singles released from the album thus far, "Yuk Foo" and "Don't Delete the Kisses."  More

Aug 11, 2017

Britain's Wolf Alice are releasing their sophomore albumVisions of a Life, on September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA. Now they have shared a video for "Don't Delete the Kisses."  More

Wolf Alice Share Unrelenting and Fierce “Yuk Foo” Video

Visions of a Life Due Out September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA

Jul 28, 2017

Britain's Wolf Alice are releasing their sophomore albumVisions of a Life, on September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA. Previously the band shared a lyric video for the album's punky and profanity-laden first single, the two-minute long "Yuk Foo," in which frontwoman Ellie Rowsell declares in the chorus "you bore me, you bore me to death, well you bore me, no I don't give a shit." More

Six Best Songs of the Week: Wolf Alice, Ted Leo, Cut Copy, Cults, and More

Plus Japanese Breakfast and Loney dear, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 07, 2017

Most of the American music industry took Monday and Tuesday off for the long July 4th weekend, leaving only three days to produce worthy new songs this week. But that was good enough for some strong new offerings, including one song actually called "Offering." More

Wolf Alice Share New Song - “Don’t Delete the Kisses”

Visions of a Life Due Out September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA

Jul 05, 2017

Britain's Wolf Alice are releasing their sophomore albumVisions of a Life, on September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA. Previously the band shared a lyric video for the album's punky and profanity-laden first single, the two-minute long "Yuk Foo," in which frontwoman Ellie Rowsell declares in the chorus "you bore me, you bore me to death, well you bore me, no I don't give a shit." More

Seven Best Songs of the Week: Wolf Alice, Everything Everything, Algiers, and More

Plus Trailer Trash Tracys, The Horrors, This Is the Kit, Frankie Rose, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 16, 2017

So many notable new tracks this week! To help you sort through the multitude of fresh songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the seven best this week had to offer.  More

Wolf Alice Announce Sophomore Album, Share “Yuk Foo” Lyric Video

Visions of a Life Due Out September 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA

Jun 12, 2017

Britain's Wolf Alice released their amazing debut album, My Love Is Cool, back in 2015. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2015 list and landed frontwoman Ellie Rowsell on the cover of our Best of 2015 print issue, in a joint cover with Father John Misty.  More

Apr 13, 2017

Alt-J are releasing their third albumRelaxer, on June 2 via Canvasback Music. Previously they shared "3WW," which featured the vocals of Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice, and "In Cold Blood," which sounded like something that could have easily been found on the band's Mercury Prize-winning debut album from 2012, An Awesome Wave. More

Mar 06, 2017

Alt-J have announced a new album, Relaxer, and shared its first single, "3WW." Relaxer is the British trio's third album and is due out June 9 via Canvasback Music. It's the follow-up to 2014's This Is All Yours (and 2012's An Awesome Wave, which won the Mercury Prize). More

Nov 03, 2016

Trainspotting 2 (or T2 Trainspotting as they seem to be calling it), the long-awaited sequel to the beloved Scottish cult classic from 1996, started shooting back in May and in July we were treated to a new teaser trailer that didn't show much footage from the movie, beyond the main original cast (Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, and Ewen Bremner) standing on a rural train platform, in reference to an iconic shot in the original film.  More

Watch Wolf Alice Play a “Tiny Desk Concert” for NPR

My Love Is Cool Out Now via Dirty Hit/RCA

Jan 22, 2016

Britain's Wolf Alice released their excellent debut album, My Love Is Cool, back in June on Dirty Hit/RCA. Now the band has stopped by NPR's offices to perform a Tiny Desk Concert. For the uninitiated, Tiny Desk Concerts are stripped down sets recorded at the desk of Bob Boilen, the host NPR's All Songs ConsideredMore

Sasquatch! 2016 Line-up: The Cure, M83, Florence and the Machine, Sufjan Stevens, and More

Grimes, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, and others on Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) in Quincy, Washington

Jan 12, 2016

The Sasquatch! Music Festival has revealed the lineup for their 2016 festival, their 15th year. Once again it will be going down Memorial Day Weekend (May 27 - 30) at the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington. It's a stacked lineup, including The Cure, M83, Sufjan Stevens, Grimes, Florence and the Machine, Wolf Alice, Julia Holter, Jamie xx, Caribou, Yeasayer, Savages, Kurt Vile, Mac DeMarco, and others.

Coachella 2016 Announces Line-up Featuring LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses, Lush, CHVRCHES, and More

Plus M83, Wolf Alice, Beach House, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, Foals, Deerhunter, Bat For Lashes, and Others

Jan 04, 2016

Coachella has announced the line-up for their 2016 festival, which goes down in Indio, California over two weekends in April (with the same bill each weekend). Friday and Saturday are headlined by two newly reformed bands, LCD Soundsystem and Guns N' Roses (featuring the reunion of Axl Rose and Slash). Calvin Harris headlines Sunday night. More

Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, etc.

Plus Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Father John Misty, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Björk, and More

Dec 07, 2015

This morning nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, with the ceremony to go down on February 15, 2016. Kendrick Lamar is nominated 11 times. Other nominees include Mark Ronson, Tame Impala, Wolf Alice, Courtney Barnett, Florence and the Machine, The Weeknd, Caribou, Jamie xx, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Dead Weather, and more. More

Nov 23, 2015

Britain's Wolf Alice released their excellent debut album, My Love Is Cool, back in June on Dirty Hit/RCA. Now the band has shared a colorful video for "Freazy." In the tongue-in-cheek clip the band have a picnic in a Wonderland-esque setting, but then they take some major magic mushrooms and go on a crazy trip. More

Nov 18, 2015

Britain's Wolf Alice released their excellent debut album, My Love Is Cool, back in June on Dirty Hit/RCA. Now the band has announced some spring 2016 U.S. tour dates, which are below. More

Oct 16, 2015

Since 1992 the Mercury Prize has been awarded to the best British album of the year, meaning an album created by a citizen of the U.K. and Ireland. It's become one of the biggest honors a British musician can receive and can also boost an album's sales in the U.K., especially if it wins. Now this year's nominees have been announced. More

Listen: Wolf Alice – “Bros (Nao Remix)”

Love Is Cool Out Now via Dirty Hit/RCA

Sep 22, 2015

Britain's Wolf Alice released their excellent debut album, My Love Is Cool, back in June on Dirty Hit/RCA. Now the single "Bros" has been remixed by fellow Brit Nao, who not only messes with the instrumentation but adds her own soulful vocals to the song.  More

Sep 11, 2015

Britain's Wolf Alice may have only just released their excellent debut album, My Love Is Cool, back in June on Dirty Hit/RCA, but they already have a brand new song to share with you.  More

Aug 20, 2015

Britain's Wolf Alice have shared a video for "You're a Germ." The song can be found on their debut album, My Love Is Cool, which came out back in June on Dirty Hit/RCA. More

Under the Radar Announces August/September Issue with CHVRCHES on the Cover

Issue 54 Also Includes Interviews with New Order, Garbage, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, the Casts of Fear the Walking Dead and Wet Hot American Summer, and More

Aug 07, 2015

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the August/September 2015 issue, which is available digitally now (via Under the Radar's app and the magazine apps Zinio, Readly, and Readbug), has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon. It features CHVRCHES on the cover. Garbage's Shirley Manson discusses the 20th anniversary of the band's self-titled debut album. We talk to the creators and various cast members of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp. Star Cliff Curtis and producer Gale Anne Hurd talk about The Walking Dead companion series Fear the Walking Dead. The issue also includes interviews with Beach House, New Order, Foals, Beirut, Jesse Eisenberg, Low, FFS, Destroyer, Wolf Alice, Tamaryn, Telekinesis, Ducktails, DRINKS, Briana Marela, LA Priest, Jaakko Eino KaleviChelsea Wolfe, and more.  More

Jun 24, 2015

From June 19-21, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands hosted the third edition of Best Kept SecretMore

Watch: Wolf Alice Performs “Moaning Lisa Smile” on “Conan”

My Love Is Cool Out June 23 via Dirty Hit/RCA

Jun 17, 2015

Britain's Wolf Alice made it across the pond and to the west coast for a performance of "Moaning Lisa Smile" on Conan last night. The song can be found on their forthcoming debut album, My Love Is Cool, which is due out next week (June 23) via Dirty Hit/RCA. More

Listen: Wolf Alice - “You’re a Germ”

My Love Is Cool Out June 23 via Dirty Hit/RCA

Jun 10, 2015

Britain's Wolf Alice has released a new song, "You're a Germ." The song can be found on their forthcoming debut album, My Love Is Cool, which is due out June 23 via Dirty Hit/RCA. More

Watch: Wolf Alice - “Bros” Video

My Love Is Cool Out June 23 via Dirty Hit/RCA

May 28, 2015

Britain's Wolf Alice has released a new video for "Bros." The simple but effective clip was directed by 'Sblood and features two young girls, best friends, who pal around and generally have a fun day in London. More

Feb 25, 2015

Following their buzz-garnering EP Creature Songs last year, London-based rockers Wolf Alice have announced the release of their proper full-length debut, My Love Is Cool. More


Interviews

Aug 10, 2017

Following leisurely journeys across Northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon set off due south in The Trip to Spain, the third and latest entry in British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's comedic Trip series. More

Mar 28, 2016

Ellie Rowsell closes her eyes and winces. Here it comes: the questions about how Wolf Alice sounds so much like a '90s band. She's heard this all before—how their guitars grunt and drums crash in ways that prove they've mastered the loud/soft dynamic, how their sound owes so much to a generation of alt rockers that it couldn't be anything but intentional—and she seems tired of explaining why all of this seems so strange for someone who is barely old enough to remember life before the millennium.  More

Wolf Alice

A Different Kind of Beast

Dec 02, 2015

Sitting in the lobby of a Best Western hotel just a few hours before his band will perform a sold-out show at Austin, TX's Holy Mountain music venue, Wolf Alice guitarist Joff Oddie says he recently experienced a bit of an epiphany: since vocalist Ellie Rowsell first found and contacted him through local online classifieds back in 2010, the London outfitalso featuring bassist Theo Ellis and drummer Joel Ameyhave already released two EPs; performed across the U.K. countless times; appeared on the bill of numerous large-scale festivals including SXSW, Reading and Leeds, and Glastonbury; opened for alt-J across Europe; and toured the U.S. on four separate occasions, all without a full-length album to their name. More

Aug 21, 2015

Going to school in London Ellie Rowsell knew she wanted to be in a band. Unfortunately none of the people she knew within her immediate social circle could even put a few chords together on guitar or play the drums.  More


Reviews

Visions of a Life

Visions of a Life

Dirty Hit/RCA

Sep 28, 2017

On the first trip through Wolf Alice's sophomore album Visions of a Life, it sounds as though this London alt rock quartet doesn't know what direction to take or what type of band they want to become.  More

My Love is Cool

My Love is Cool

Dirty Hit/RCA

Jul 06, 2015

London four-piece Wolf Alice got their name from a 1979 short story by Angela Carter. In the story, a feral child, left in the care of a lonely werewolf, independently becomes aware of her human nature and womanhood, transcending her animalistic origins. More