Sunday afternoon, 1st October, saw no more than 70 Wolf Alice fans stuffed inside Southsea’s favourite record store to watch Wolf Alice perform. The band previously played the store in June 2015 and the Pie and Vinyl guys also hosted them at The Registry in 2013.
Wolf Alice started the acoustic set with ‘Sadboy’, an as-of unreleased track from ‘Visions of a Life’. After a few words in appreciation of the store’s pies, Ellie continued into ‘Space and Time’, one of the faster paced songs from the new album, beautifully stripped back to suit the mood of the venue.
After apologising for there not being an acoustic version of the grungy ‘Yuk Foo’ the band played ‘Bros’, a track from their 2015 album ‘My Love is Cool’. Again, working perfectly with the intimate settings, Ellie’s voice was perfect.
Current single ‘Beautifully Unconventional’ was next, the popularity showing as voices from around the room popped up singing along. ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’ was the final song of the set, an already released single from the new album.
The band thanked the crowd and again thanked the venue which they promised to come back to with every album. The band stuck around for another 30 minutes after finishing to meet fans after needing to rush to Brighton to do it all again.
Words by Haydon Stevenson.