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Wolf Alice Share New Album Opener “Heavenward”

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

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Britain’s Wolf Alice are releasing their sophomore album, Visions 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.

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.” (It was our #1 song of the week.) Then the band showed the more melodic and produced side of their sound with the album’s atmospheric second single, “Don’t Delete the Kisses.” (It was also our #1 song of the week.) Then they shared a fierce video for “Yuk Foo,” as well as a romantic video for “Don’t Delete the Kisses” directed by big time music video director Sophie Muller (Beyoncé, Radiohead, Blur) that chronicled a relationship purely via shots of the couple on public transport in London (mainly on the Tube, aka London’s subway system). And that was followed by the audio for “Beautifully Unconventional” (which was also one of our Songs of the Week), as well as a video for “Beautifully Unconventional” that featured frontwoman Ellie Rowsell channeling Marilyn Monroe, performing the song on a soundstage looking like something out of classic 1950s Hollywood.

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 Rowsell on the cover of our Best of 2015 print issue, in a joint cover with Father John Misty. Rowsell recently sang guest vocals on the new alt-J album, Relaxer, singing on the opening track, “3WW.”

Read our Best of 2015 article on Wolf Alice. Also read our earlier 2015 print article on Wolf Alice, as well as our 2015 Pleased to Meet You Spotlight article on Wolf Alice. And read our review of My Love Is Cool here.

Wolf Alice Tour Dates:

European Tour Dates:


27 Paris, La Maroquinerie
28 Brussels, Botanique/Orangerie
30 Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg


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

North American Tour Dates:


12/1 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
12/2 - L’Astral - Montreal, QB
12/4 - Brooklyn Steel - Brooklyn, NY
12/7 - The Met - Pawtucket, RI
12/8 - 9:30 Club - Washington, D.C.
12/9 - Trocadero Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
12/11 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA

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