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Wolf Alice: “If you look like you’re having fun, everyone else will have fun too”

The Festival Republic stage awaits one of the sets of the weekend from Wolf Alice.

Wolf Alice: "If you look like you’re having fun, everyone else will have fun too"
Photo: Mike Massaro

2014’s been the litmus test for Wolf Alice and big-deal festival spots, and they’re already coming out on top. Fresh from playing one of the sets of their lives at Glastonbury, they’re back today (23rd August) on Reading’s Festival Republic Stage for the kind of coveted spot that usually ends up in overspilled tents, a sense of frenzy and the realisation that a new band’s going places.

“It’s a difficult one to follow,” admits Joel Amey to DIY, referring to June’s Glastonbury show. “It’s a strange sensation when you’ve done it as well. ‘Woah, we just did that’. It takes a couple of days after you played for it to sink in.”

Amey, Ellie Rowsell and bassist Theo Ellis spent the first day of the Reading weekend soaking in the atmosphere. “It’s good to see it happening. You realise that if you look like you’re having fun, everyone else will have fun too,” says Ellie. “Paramore was great, and I think the silent part made the gig better.”

Today’s also going to be a chance for the band to showcase new material. “The May tour was when we did our new set of songs,” Joel says. “But we’re doing our festival set - it’s a different kind of gig. You’ve got to get the fans on your side asap.”

Wolf Alice play the Festival Republic stage at 16.25 at Reading Festival today. For all DIY’s Reading 2014 coverage, head here.

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