Wolf Alice, “Blush”

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Wolf Alice's beautiful “Bros” was one of my favorite songs recently, all grungy and Los Campesinos!-esque, with the beauty of Ellie Rowsell's vocals cutting through the mix to sing to romance. Their latest single, the blush-worthy (in subject and cover art) “Blush”, is just as beautiful, if not more so—it takes a little of the lightness from “Bros” and adds in some melodrama, a slightly more serious edge, but all while maintaining a dreampop shine so bright and strong that it permeates all the way from the guitars to the vocals. Adding that onto the chorus overdrive of the melodies, it feels like shoegaze if it was given a chance to play in the indiepop ball tank.

Wolf Alice's Blush EP comes out through Chess Club Records on October 7, and you can catch them abroad at the dates listed below.

14 The Warehouse, Newcastle*
15 Oran Mor, Glasgow*
16 Queen's Social Club, Sheffield*
17 The Ritz, Manchester*
18 Kazimier, Liverpool*
19 The Cockpit, Leeds*
20 Town Hall, Birmingham*
21 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham*
22 The Globe, Cardiff*
23 O2 Academy, Oxford*
24 The Junction, Cambridge*
25 Concorde2, Brighton*
27 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London*
18 SWN Festival, Cardiff
19 October Gathering Festival, Oxford
30 October Dingwalls, London
01 London Calling Festival, Paradiso, Amsterdam
03 November Hit The City Festival, Eindhoven
23 November Covo Club, Bologna
30 November Molotow, Hamburg
01 Bi Nuu, Berlin

*w/ Swim Deep