Photos and words by Marissa Kaye
Our first time seeing Wolf Alice live was better than we could have even imagined. As a relatively new fan, we were unfamiliar with most of their songs, but after seeing their set in Austin, they quickly became one of our new favorites. They opened their set with “Smile”, a crowd favorite, and instantly created an atmosphere that was full of energy and excitement. This performance was particularly special because it was a birthday celebration for bassist Theo, the stage was decorated for the occasion and they took time out of the set to have the whole room sing Happy Birthday. Lead singer Ellie Rowsell exudes confidence, commanding the audience and showing off her impressive range. With a healthy mixture of heavy hitters and slowed-down ballads, Wolf Alice kept me on my toes as we became a bigger and bigger fan with each new track.
Our favorite part of the night was the camaraderie between the fans, everyone was having an absolute blast together. From the mosh pits to the dance breaks, the crowd felt like one big group of friends sharing this experience together. We met so many fans who were eager to share their favorite songs, their stories of other live shows and the impact that Wolf Alice has had on them, and we were all to eager to learn. At the end of the night, we left with a new playlist, new friends, and a whole lot of anticipation for Wolf Alice’s (hopefully soon) return to Austin.