WOLF ALICE have released their new track NO HARD FEELINGS, a delicate ballad striking the balance between emotional complexity and direct songwriting. The track is the third to be taken from their forthcoming album, BLUE WEEKEND, which follows their Mercury Prize winning VISIONS OF A LIFE.
NO HARD FEELINGS is the sound of a moment of clarity, a bouncing guitar line intertwining with Ellie Rowsell’s vocals. Speaking about the track, Rowsell says: “I started out trying to make a really cheesy, almost Motown-y, Ronettes kind of song about the end of a relationship, and feeling ‘What’s the point of being miserable about it?’ But it was short, because originally it was played so fast. I tried to make it longer, but I didn’t have any more words – I had said everything I wanted to say perfectly, and didn’t want to ruin it with more. So instead we slowed it down, and I felt way more moved by it like that.”
NO HARD FEELINGS is accompanied by a video directed by Jordan Hemingway (Gucci, Raf Simons, Comme Des Garcons), the band’s third collaboration with Hemingway following videos for previous singles The Last Man On Earth and Smile. The band recently appeared on The Late, Late Show with James Corden, performing a riotous version of Smile.
WOLF ALICE recently announced a 2022 UK and Ireland tour, their first headline shows since 2018. The majority of dates sold out within hours and a number of new shows have since been added, including second shows in London, Manchester, Bristol and Dublin, and a third night in Glasgow. Full dates are as below. Before then, on Saturday 22 May, the band play GLASTONBURY PRESENTS LIVE at Worthy Farm alongside Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, IDLES, Haim and more.
Wed 05 GLASGOW Barrowland (Extra Date)
Fri 07 GLASGOW Barrowland (Sold Out)
Sat 08 GLASGOW Barrowland (Sold Out)
Sun 09 NEWCASTLE O2 City Hall
Mon 10 NORWICH UEA (Sold Out)
Wed 12 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo (Sold Out)
Thu 13 MANCHESTER O2 Apollo (Extra Date)
Fri 14 SHEFFIELD O2 Academy (Sold Out)
Sat 15 LIVERPOOL University (Sold Out)
Tue 18 LONDON Eventim Apollo (Sold Out)
Wed 19 LONDON Eventim Apollo (Extra Date)
Sat 22 SOUTHAMPTON O2 Guildhall (Sold Out)
Sun 23 BEXHILL-ON-SEA De La Warr Pavilion
Mon 24 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre (Extra Date)
Tue 25 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre (Sold Out)
Thu 27 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Fri 28 PLYMOUTH Pavilions
Sun 30 BRISTOL O2 Academy (Sold Out)
Mon 31 BRISTOL O2 Academy (Extra Date)
BLUE WEEKEND will be released on 4 June 2021 via Dirty Hit and will be available on all DSPs, vinyl, CD and cassette. Pre-order here