Music Park: Wolf Alice @ Rams Head Live — 4/13/18

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Ellie Rosswell fronts Wolf Alice at Rams Head Live on April 13, 2018. (Photo by Shantel Mitchell Breen)

Back in 2013, my very musically advanced 13-year-old daughter shared a song with me that she had heard on a Spotify-curated playlist.  She instantly fell in love with this song, and she could not wait to share it with me.  I heard the song and said, “This song is great.  Who is this?  I need to look them up!”  The band was Wolf Alice, a new band out of London, and the song was “Bros.”

Fast forward to 2018, and I am watching Wolf Alice perform this song to a very enthusiastic and diverse crowd at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Friday.  Following the performance, lead singer Ellie Rosswell commented that the band has performed this song countless times, but this time was one of the best!  Throughout the night, Rams Head was filled with Ellie’s powerful yet whispy vocals combined with voices from the crowd, who sang along to every song.

Hear the live performance of “Bros” by Wolf Alice from Rams Head Live here on YouTube:

Highlights of the night included a strong third song, “You’re a Germ,” which fueled the energy in the crowd and set the tone for the night.  Two songs later, during “St. Purple and Green,” guitarist Joff Oddie tossed his guitar in the air, caught it, and continued on with the song.  The band put on a truly impressive performance.

Set List:
Heavenward
Yuk Foo
You’re a Germ
Your Love’s Whore
St. Purple and Green
Don’t Delete the Kisses
Planet Hunter
Bros
Lisbon
Silk
Beautifully Unconventional
Formidable Cool
Sadboy
Space & Time
Moaning Lisa Smile
Visions of a Life
Fluffy

Encore:
Blush
Giant Peach

Wolf Alice most recently published Visions of a Life, their second full-length album, in September via Dirty Hit, introducing us to songs like “St. Purple and Green” and “Don’t Delete the Kisses.”

The Big Pink opened for Wolf Alice and provided the perfect lead way to the main act.  Their lights were dark and dramatic with the occasional strobe lights and smoke — and their set was short but powerful.  Together, these two bands provided an excellent night of music at Rams Head Live!

Here are some pictures of Wolf Alice and The Big Pink performing at Rams Head Live on April 13, 2018.  All photos copyright and courtesy of Shantel Mitchell Breen.

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