Wolf Alice admit to “surprises up our sleeves” for album two

The ‘My Love Is Cool’ follow-up’s set to see the band “stay the weirdos”.

Photo: Emma Swann

Currently holed up in the studio, Wolf Alice have given another little update on album two.

Speaking to NME, drummer Joel Amey’s admitted that the band are looking to “stay the weirdos” with album two. “That’s what I always think; stay a little bit outside of those tags and boxes of what people expect,” he continued, “otherwise it’s very easy to predict what the band are going to do next and it’s not always the most engaging thing for a music listener. So hopefully we’ve got a few more surprises up our sleeves before people can force tags upon us.”

When asked how far along they are, Joel admitted they’re still in the early stages with their ‘My Love Is Cool’ follow-up.

“We are very much in the middle of writing some new music, so that’s our main prerogative at the moment – just writing, writing, writing writing and then seeing what comes out the other end,” he confessed. “We’re still buzzing to be in the room together and it’s been quite an intense couple of years in terms of the touring, but it’s been such a thrill that we have things that we want to play and want to write. We don’t really want to go away and fade away for a little while because it’s become too much fun, and it’s too much fun playing music with the other three for me – so we’re going to try and get back on it hopefully as soon as possible.”

That said, having wrapped up the ‘My Love Is Cool’ tour with a headline slot at By The Sea festival last month, they’re relishing being able to take some time away from the road. “Things are living in their own little space at the moment, different songs are in different places but it’s still too early to say because I have a terrible tendency of saying things in interviews that I later regret for the next two years – but it’s back to that initial excitement of when we were just the four of us in that quite cold, dark, windowless room,” says Joel. “With things turned up way too loud and you leave rehearsals with your ears ringing and it’s fun. It’s back to that excitement stage, so it’s nice to get back to it and not have to then jump on a plane the next day or something like that and be focused purely on this next set of work.”

Earlier this year, guitarist Joff Oddie said that the band had made “a positive start” on album two. Catch up with DIY’s July 2015 cover feature with Wolf Alice.

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