My Love Is Cool
Released June 22, 2015
Guitar music has long needed a band to hit the mainstream (or almost the mainstream) who just rock. Wolf Alice are that band. My Love Is Cool is a record that took some time to arrive, it was back in 2012 that they were a buzz word amongst bloggers and perhaps their slow rise up the circuit has helped them, given them time to hone their craft and produce what is frankly a dazzling debut LP.
Wolf Alice are masters at combining powerful grunge laden guitar noise and alluring vocals to potent effect, rich and heavenly one moment then feral and roaring the next. It captivates from first to last and in Ellie Roswell they have the most dominating lead of any rock band today. Tracks like “Fluffy” and “Bros” may be old ones but they deserve their place amongst the album and were truly monstrous at their break-out Glastonbury show.
“Fluffy" is anything but the light and airy nature of its title bursts straight out of the gates leaves little to the imagination with pummelling drums and monster guitar hooks then doesn't let up for its entire three minute duration. “Bros” is simply a tune, perfect, driving power-pop with hooky choruses and bristling with adrenaline filled excitement.
My Love is Cool is diverse and brilliant throughout, a masterclass in loud/quiet dynamic from the driving, raging assault that is “You’re A Germ” and the ferocious 90’s homage “Giant Peach” to the melodic “Freazy” and the intoxicating opening track “Turn to Dust”. It is tracks like “Lisbon” and “Your Loves Whore” that find the band at their finest, sweetness & light counter-balanced with a powerful, raw energy.
Tremendous is the word to best describe it I think.