Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell says the band are “definitely gonna say goodbye for a while” once they finish their tour

Not before they hold a massive party, mind

Wolf Alice have opened up about their hectic year, detailing their plans once the album cycle for ‘Visions of a Life’ is finished.

The band released their second full-length album in September 2017, which NME described as a “vast improvement on an already supreme foundation.”

Speaking to DIY, frontwoman Ellie Rowsell confirmed that they’ll be “having a party” to mark the end of the album cycle. While there have been rumours of a huge show at The O2, Roswell was quick to deny them. “I wanna keep some kind of mystique, but no is the answer to that,” she said.

She added that the band will be heading back into the studio to start thinking about album three but that they will be away from their fans for a while. “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,” she said.

Speaking of the sonic approach to album number three, Roswell said that Wolf Alice have given themselves “the freedom [to experiment].”

“I’ll listen to Queens of the Stone Age and think, oh I just wanna make rock music now. And then Ariana Grande will come on the radio and I’ll wanna make pop. And instead of meeting in the middle, we just make both,” she added.

Visions of a Life was recently announced as one of the albums to make it on the Mercury Music Prize list. The Mercury Music Prize shortlist 2018 is:

Arctic Monkeys – ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’
Everything Everything – ‘A Fever Dream’
Everything Is Recorded – ‘Everything Is Recorded’
Florence And The Machine – ‘High As Hope’
Jorja Smith’s – ‘Lost & Found’
King Krule – ‘The Ooz’
Lily Allen – ‘No Shame’
Nadine Shah – ‘Holiday Destination’
Noel Gallagher – ‘Who Built The Moon?’
Novelist – ‘Novelist Guy’
Sons Of Kemet – ‘Your Queen Is A Reptile’
Wolf Alice – ‘Visions Of A Life’