Wolf Alice agree that Shame should also have been nominated for this year’s Mercury Music Prize – as well as revealing that they’re looking to buy a studio space to finish work on their third album. Watch our red carpet interview above.
Many expected Shame’s debut ‘Songs Of Praise’ to be included in the shortlist, and Wolf Alice agree.
“[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.”
“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.”