Wolf Alice have spoken of their support for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and likened his popularity to that of the “biggest indie band in the world”.
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The band, who will release second album ‘Visions Of A Life’ on September 29, were vocal supporters of Labour in the run-up to June’s General Election – with singer Ellie Rowsell even appearing in a video posted on Jeremy Corbyn’s Twitter account.
Now, they’ve opened up on how the Labour leader has “galvanised a generation” and described the huge fanfare that followed him on the election campaign.
Speaking to NME, Rowsell said: “We did go to a few events he was at, but we never got to meet him. It seemed like anywhere he went he was absolutely mobbed and bombarded. He’s like the biggest indie band in the world.”
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) May 21, 2017
Bassist Theo Ellis also likened Corbyn’s support to “the second coming” and described how he managed to develop a massive following among Grime MC’s including AJ Tracey and JME.
Ellis said: “There was one event we went to in Dalston where he was there to galvanise musicians and artists who were campaigning for Labour, and every grime MC you’ve ever heard of had him surrounded, trying to get a photo with him. It was amazing to see a politician in that light. You never saw people clambering over each other to get a selfie with Gordon Brown. He really has galvanised a generation.”
This week, Wolf Alice will also head out on an intimate UK tour, taking in shows in the likes of Middlesbrough, Dundee, Tunbridge Wells and Guildford, ahead of a massive tour in November that will see them headlining London’s Alexandra Palace for the first time ever.