Wolf Alice performing their The Blue Weekend Tour at Rock City Nottingham on Sunday 27 February 2022.

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

Sunday night saw a packed Rock City crowd welcome this year’s Brit winners for the Best UK Band and Wolf Alice did not disappoint.

Drawing from their back catalogue, the set list featured tracks from their critically acclaimed debut album My Love Is Cool, the Mercury Award winning Visions Of A Life, and their latest album Blue Weekend as they drifted with ease between their grunge, indie, melodic, pop and hard rock songs, which saw them being consistently brilliant.

Opening with Smile, Ellie Rowsell’s versatile vocals worked overtime as she snarled, screamed and grunted out the rage filled vocals to the crowds delight. You’re A Germ incited very early mosh pits amongst the capacity crowd before the delightful country love song, Delicious Things saw them all swaying in tune.

The thrashing punk song Play The Greatest Hits complete with its howling vocals came before the melodic Feeling Myself which simply captivated the crowd.

The prog rock inspired Planet Hunter was followed with Bros, a sparkling infectiously poppy single from their early days, whilst their latest single the lovesick ballad Safe From Heartbreak (If You Never Fall In Love) showcased Rowsell’s enchanting emotional range.

With Theo Ellis not missing a beat on drums, Joel Amey leading on guitar and Joff Oddie backing up on bass Wolf Alice were compelling from start to finish in a thunderous show which included new songs No Hard Feelings and the gorgeous How Can I Make It Okay? before they finished their main set with the frantic fans favourite, Giant Peach.

An encore saw the crowd absolutely spellbound with The Last Man On Earth and the spine tingling Don’t Delete The Kisses which just served to prove that Wolf Alice are most certainly one of the hottest bands around who are at the very top of their game.

Later this summer they will be supporting Harry Styles in stadiums across Europe, followed by playing just before Artic Monkeys at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals. Wolf Alice cannot continue to play these smaller venues because it cannot be denied that they are probably one of the best bands around.