Interview: Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice have had a cracking couple of years. From the certified gold debut album to the Mercury Prize nomination to the ever-expanding glitter-coated fan base, the London quartet have cemented their position in the British indie scene. With the release of their sophomore effort Visions of a Life on the horizon, we talked to guitarist Joff Oddie about success, recording in Los Angeles, and why he’s not a fan of social media.

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Live Review: Wolf Alice

Barrowlands Ballroom, 16/11

If the British indie scene of today is merely an extension of high school, then Wolf Alice are – unquestionably – the coolest kids in the canteen. They’re the kind that loll against walls with earphones in, quietly toe-tapping while everyone else scurries along to class. The kind that you fantasise about swapping old records with as you sit, slack-jawed, in third period maths. They’re the kind you just know have a few stick-and-poke tattoos concealed beneath their shirtsleeves. They radiate coolness, even if they’re not aware of it themselves.

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BBC Sound of 2015 – qmunicate says…

On 9th January, the latest victor of the BBC’s highest new music accolade will be crowned; setting them on the path to a million selling debut album and festival ubiquity. Past winners include Adele, Ellie Goulding and Haim, as well as Michael Kiwanuka, Corinne Bailey-Rae and The Bravery (lol). Each year the same criticisms rear their heads: the 2014 winner, Sam Smith is a talented vocalist but a songwriter so beige that he’d get lost in a Dulux warehouse; it’s weighted in favour of performers already signed to established labels; and for all the token leftfield choices one eye is always kept on the Radio 1 playlist. Continue reading