Wolf Alice - Giant Peach

Marking a door slamming entrance, ‘Giant Peach’ is a lesson in rock star sleight-of-hand.

Lots of songs have riffs in them, sure, but there’s a certain rare breed that seems to just oooooze riffing. It’s unmistakable when you hear it; the sort of song where every single melody line whacks you across the chops with a firm thwack and grows into something somehow larger and even more dangerous. Black Sabbath wrote a few of them on ‘Paranoid’; Led Zepplin had their moments as well. With ‘Giant Peach’ it’s a big old welcome to the club for Wolf Alice.

‘Giant Peach’ might not come with James chucked in for free, but it does arrive with the announcement of Wolf Alice’s long-awaited debut album ‘My Love Is Cool’ instead. What a door slammingly meaningful entrance it is too. Noodling and crashing, soaring over glammy synthesisers, and descending into fuzzed out barrages of noise at every turn, ‘Giant Peach’ is a lesson in rock star sleight-of-hand, and a far more contemptuous and snarling fare than Wolf Alice’s earlier EP releases.

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