ALBUM REVIEW: Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 11.06.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wolf Alice smash through myths of a ‘difficult third album’ following an impressive visual campaign for the release of the highly anticipated Blue Weekend. Thematically, the record finds vocalist Ellie Rowsell at her most exposed, citing past experiences of love and the role music played in her life to craft songs that truly resonate for her listeners.

The result is a coherent and beautiful collection of positively anthemic tracks. Ellie’s vocals are powerful but retain their vulnerability, shimmering over building drums and soaring guitar lines. Blue Weekend is full of ‘main character’ moments for the listener and the band stay true to their M.O, including a couple of grunge gems just to remind us that there’s still some rough among the diamonds.

 

 

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