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Wolf Alice - You’re A Germ

Just the tip of the iceberg for a game-changing debut. Get ready.

“We’re here to fight,” announces Ellie Rowsell in a dark storm within Wolf Alice’s debut album ‘My Love Is Cool’. It’s around this point that a statement of intent evolves into something bigger, dwarfing all expectations. Wolf Alice aren’t just here for a punch-up - they’re here to take over.

‘You’re a Germ’ has been a fire-starting staple of the band’s live sets for the past year, switching flailing limbs into something more ferocious. A beast and fan favourite on stage, that doesn’t prevent the dial from being switched to 1000 on record. Across this album, Rowsell channels characters. She’ll go from innocence to devilish ferocity with the flick of a switch. This song unleashes her inner monster. Spitting out every word with perfect malice, she targets a “creep” who “twists my insides”. Whoever happens to be the subject of this song - they’re probably crawling into their skin right this second. “You ain’t going to heaven, ‘cos I’m dragging you down to hell,” Rowsell chants. One last insult (“You’re a dodgy fucker as well!”) and she cackles into the distance. A mix of the sinister and spectacular, ‘You’re a Germ’ is just the tip of the iceberg for a game-changing debut. Get ready.

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