Wolf Alice add extra date to end of year ‘Visions Of A Life’ UK shows

The four-piece have "an itch to write new stuff"

Wolf Alice have announced added an extra date to their shows in Manchester and London, to wrap up their world tour in support of ‘Visions Of A Life’.

The London four-piece’s second LP was released in September 2017, with a 5-star NME review dubbing the record “bold, brave and magnificent.”

In an NME cover feature at the time of the album’s release, frontwoman Ellie Rowsell told us: “The main thing we learned from making the first album is that you only regret the things you don’t do. This time around, if we had an inkling of an idea, even if it seemed a bit silly, we’d try it out and see what happened.”

Now, with the band admitting they’re itching to get LP3 underway, they’ve announced a pair of celebratory ‘parties’ to end the ‘Visions Of A Life’ era.

“The reception to ‘Visions Of A Life’ has been extremely humbling,” they write, “and with an itch to write new stuff, we will be rounding off the campaign with a big hurrah and party at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse and  London’s Brixton Academy.”

The group will play the following shows – now including an extra show at The O2 Academy Brixton on Thursday December 20. Tickets are available here.

18 Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
19 London, O2 Academy Brixton
20 London, O2 Academy Brixton

Wolf Alice live at Øya Festival 2018

Rowsell teased the shows in a recent interview with DIY, stating: “We’re definitely gonna say goodbye for a while and we need to have some kind of party. I’ll do anything for a celebrations so definitely yeah. Nothing’s confirmed but we will be having a party.”

‘Visions Of A Life’ was recently nominated for the Mercury Prize, with the band nodding to fellow Londoners Shame as a glaring omission from the shortlist.

“[Shame] are definitely one of the main ones we wish were nominated,” said bassist Theo Ellis. “We all like that album a lot and they’re a great new British band, you know? It’s a shame not to see them on there. That was a really stupid pun.”

Asked what they’d spend the £25,000 prize money on if they were to win the Mercury, singer Ellie Rowsell replied: “I don’t know, it’s a lot of money so I’d have to think about that quite carefully. We could use some kind of space. I’d love to have our own studio where we could just write music wherever we wanted. That’s the difficult thing about London.”

Ellis continued: “We’re all getting really excited about the idea of making new music at the moment. We’re actually looking for somewhere to start writing in London. We’ve got a long way off; we’ve got festival season and then we’re going to Australia, we’re going to New Zealand, but we’re excited about making new music – which is always a good sign for us.”

So will they be following the reggae route as they teased earlier this year?

“Reggae’s great. I love reggae. There’s nothing wrong with reggae,” replied Rowsell. “I don’t think we can tell. You don’t know which way you’re gonna be pulled.”