North London alternative rock outfit Wolf Alice have officially arrived in the UK mainstream. After building their audience over the last few years, their debut album ‘My Love Is Cool’ (on the Dirty Hit label, distributed in most territories by Universal Music Group) debuted on the UK chart on Sunday at No. 2 — and was close to beating Florence + the Machine to No. 1.
The album, produced by Mike Crossey, follows the quartet’s various single releases and two EPs, ‘Blush’ (released in November 2013 by Chess Club) and May 2014’s ‘Creature Songs,’ on Dirty Hit. It finished the UK sales week on Saturday night just 528 combined chart sales behind Florence’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful.’ That climbed back 2-1 on the Official Charts Company survey, published yesterday (Sunday).
“Thanks everyone for buying our record,” singer Ellie Rowsell wrote on the band’s Facebook page. “Number 2 in the OFFICIAL CHARTS we are so happy!!! We love you all. Big up Florence xxxx”.
Wolf Alice have various UK festival appearances lined up including Calling on July 4 and T In The Park on July 12. They’re also at Latitude on the 18th and Longitude on the 19th, before dates in Australia, America and around Europe. They have a UK tour from September 16, culminating in a Brixton Academy concert on the 26th, before further North American and Canadian shows.
Listen to ‘My Love Is Cool’ on Spotify