Wolf Alice perform ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’ live on James Corden’s US TV show – watch

Band released debut album 'My Love Is Cool' in June

North London’s Wolf Alice appeared on James Corden’s US late-night show, The Late Late Show, on Monday night (August 10).

The group, who released debut album ‘My Love Is Cool’ in June, performed their song ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’ live on the programme.

The appearance followed on from the band’s US TV debut on Conan earlier in the summer.

Watch Wolf Alice perform ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’ on The Late Late Show With James Corden below.


Wolf Alice’s debut album follows on from 2014’s ‘Creature Songs’ EP and 2013’s ‘Blush’ EP. It is among the bookies’ favourites to win the Mercury Prize this year.

The band have described the record as a “mix of genres”, with singer Ellie Rowsell telling NME that “it’s 100 per cent not a grunge record, it’s a much braver record than that”.

Rowsell added: “We’ve been making sounds that don’t necessarily sound like guitar and experimenting with the way we use our voices. We’ve tried to match the emotion of the songs in how they’re performed and recorded, tried to make a sad song really feel and sound sad.”

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Wolf Alice tour the UK in September, with gigs scheduled in Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southampton and Manchester. They also play Reading and Leeds festivals later this month.

Wolf Alice play the following headline dates:

Bristol O2 Academy (September 16)
Birmingham Institute (17)
Glasgow O2 ABC (19)
Newcastle University (21)
Sheffield Plug (22)
Southampton Guildhall (23)
Manchester Albert Hall (25)
London O2 Academy Brixton (26)