Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell answers your questions in Popstar Postbag

We gave fans a chance to ask Wolf Alice just about anything they fancied and forced Ellie to answer all of Qs.

We know what you’re like, dear readers. We know you’re just as nosey as we are when it comes to our favourite popstars: that’s why we’re putting the power back into your hands.

Every month, we’re going to ask you to pull out your best questions and aim them at those unsuspecting artists. You don’t even need to pay for postage!

This month, Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell has stepped up to the plate. Is their new album inspired by Roald Dahl? Who was their favourite Spice Girl? Now you’ll have the chance to find out.

In next month’s DIY, Twin Atlantic will be taking your questions in Popstar Postbag. More details can be found here - but all you need to do is tweet @diymagazine with the hashtag #postbag. Simple as that.

Check out the answers to Wolf Alice’s go at the Popstar Postbag below.

Who are your biggest influences & do you all have different ones or similar? @ellieofficer

I think we all have different ones, but we have stuff that ties us all together too, like Patrick Wolf, Outkast, Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, the Beatles, Miley Cyrus.

What was the first show like with the four of you together? @timshel

As the four of us it was supporting Swim Deep at the Sebright Arms with Temples, about 3 years ago! It was exciting we hadn’t played a show like that before. We played a country song which Theo hadn’t learnt yet, so we just shimmied on stage, I’m surprised no one booed us really.

How much have you been influenced by Roald Dahl on the new album? @ahhholly

Not at all.

Where is the album title inspired from? @tomm1975

It’s a short song I wrote which had the lyrics ‘my love is cool, my love bends rules’. I just like that love and cool mean different things for different people, and the two things together sound important and exciting to me.

What’s your favourite song to perform live? @jess_vro

I like performing heavy songs like ‘Giant Peach’ and ‘Fluffy’, but I also get quite teary when we play ‘White Leather’ or ‘We’re Not The Same’. Sad songs like those can be emotional to perform.

What is the song you guys are most excited for fans to hear? @cruelxworld

I have no idea, they’re all pretty different so I’m excited for people to hear all of them. I like what we put first on the album, cause it’s quite different from all our other stuff.

What’s your favourite Spice Girl? @c0neyisland

Definitely Posh!!!

If you had to duet with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be? @ahhholly

Jeff Buckley, I adore him.

What was the first concert any of you went to? Mackenzie

My first concert that wasn’t like an all ages show, with tons of bands or something, was Patrick Wolf at Union Chapel - it was amazing. Theo’s was Red Hot Chili Peppers at Hyde Park, supported by James Brown, and Chicks on Speed with Patrick Wolf playing violin - I’m v jel of that!

Want to send a question to DIY’s Popstar Postbag? Tweet us at @diymagazine with the hashtag #postbag, or drop us an email at [email protected]. Easy!

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