Wolf Alice’s debut studio album, My Love Is Cool, was released five years ago. The band defined their distinguishable sound with this release, earning their place as one of the most promising new British bands.
While the album may appear to sit safely in the familiar genres of indie rock, shoegaze, and grunge, it departs from the expectations of these labels in its own unique way.
My Love Is Cool still outlives the dated narratives of rock that grumble about their hatred for modern life – instead, the band used the album to celebrate the escapism of being young. In ‘Bros’, childhood friendship is depicted with all its drama and tenderness, accompanied by dreamy guitars and Roswell’s soft vocals, and in ‘Lisbon’ the recognisably youthful acts of smashing windows and smoking menthols are reminisced upon with building strength and vigour.
Five years on, and with a Mercury Prize winning second album under their belt, Wolf Alice still remain one of the most exciting British rock bands to date – and My Love Is Cool still holds the same youthful energy that it did on its release.
My Love Is Cool is out now via Dirty Hit. Watch the video for ‘Giant Peach’ here: