Fuck yeah, Wolf Alice is back.
Behind a screen of overdriven fuzz, Ellie Rowsell’s superior, rather sarcastic vocals deliver straightforward, no bullshit lines from the very first verse: “Am I a bitch to not like you anymore? / Punch me in my face, I wouldn’t even fight you no more / ’cause you bore me, you bore me to death / Well deplore me, and I don’t give a shit” – a huge turn from the ethereal-sounding vocals exhibited in previous tracks like ‘Bros.’
At just 2:12, ‘Yuk Foo’ is the band’s shortest single yet, however it’s not lacking in any other department. That screen of fuzz is layered with tingling arpeggiated power chords, and a punchy bassline – only the drums seem average, though they’re exactly as intense and non-distracting as you could hope for. All tied together, it’s as ready made for mosh pits or rage-fest-sing-alongs as rock songs get these days.
‘Yuk Foo’ is out now via Dirty Hit