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Wolf Alice: Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall

Ben Thompson, The Guardian, 26 March 2016

A CROSSWORD COMPILER'S CLUE for the genre of Brit- and Grammy-nominated, north London quartet Wolf Alice might read as follows: "Compound musical form, first half suggestive of nostalgic carrot, the second topping off punk-metal power with a burst of pink (8, 12)." While not the most celebrated forms — at least, not yet — heritage bubblegrunge is certainly one of the hardest to get off your shoe. And as the sticky floor of Folkestone's Leas Cliff Hall reverberates to the heady thump of Wolf Alice's drummer, Joel Amey, during the jaunty 'Your Love's Whore', it's worth retracing some key steps along the path that got us here.

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