Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice

Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice - A long way from the Acoustic Duo days.

Wolf Alice – Live At Glastonbury 2022 – Past Daily Festival Weekend

Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice
Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice – A long way from the Acoustic Duo days.

Wolf Alice – Live At Glastonbury 2022 – June 24, 2022 – BBC 6 Music –

Wolf Alice, recorded last night live-as-it-happened at Glastonbury 2022 by the venerable BBC6 Music.

If memory serves, I believe my first encounter with the music of Wolf Alice was via their Acoustic duo days on MySpace. There was always something about them that made for compelling listening. A band to be listened to, not at – background music for pleasant party conversation just ain’t them. And there’s a goodly chunk of gratitude that goes along with that.

Certainly not one to play favorites, the centerpiece of Wolf Alice has to be Ellie Rowsell – she doesn’t sing songs, she consumes them. She inhales them and makes them part of her DNA – I suppose that has always been the sign of extraordinary singing and artistry – putting such an indelible stamp on what you do, no one can make any mistake about it. The performance is yours and it’s yours forever.

It’s also a deep and abiding commitment to your art – the woman just doesn’t utter a false note and I believe it’s a healthy energy exchange between her and the rest of the band, which is why they exhibit such strong and engaging performances and have for the past 10 years.

And don’t take my word for it – just listening to the howling approval the packed audience is giving at Glastonbury – partly because it’s been so damn long with a Festival like this and partly because the band is tickled to be there and it shows.

This is definitely a concert to play somewhere around maximum on your stereo – you just can’t take this kind of energy for granted.

And in lieu of the world as it spins quietly out of control – singing along at the top of your lungs this weekend is practically required.

Do it.

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