Photos by Makena Cummings
Wolf Alice gave a breathtaking performance to their sold-out crowd at Irving Plaza last weekend with support from Slaves. The band has quickly taken the world by storm, selling out larger and larger venues, all leading to an opening performance for The 1975 at Barclays this summer.
The British punk duo Slaves kicked off the night with heavy guitar and drum beats. Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman make for a truly entertaining pair, both entirely dedicated to their sound and to each other. They had the crowd jumping and laughing to their antics.
Then Wolf Alice took the stage. Girls in the front with glitter in their hair and on their cheekbones screamed at the top of their lungs. The band, fronted by the incredibly talented Ellie Rowsell, played songs from their debut album released last summer in addition to favorites from their earlier EPs. The audience danced and sang along to the folk, grungy sounds. They played favorites like “Bros” and “Your Loves Whore” and closed out the night with “Moaning Lisa Smile”. This band puts on one of the best live shows of the moment, and they’re certainly going to go far.