The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome GRAMMY-nominated band Wolf Alice, for a special screening of their film made in conjunction with the band’s new album Blue Weekend, followed by a conversation about the making of the film and album, and a special acoustic performance live from the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles.
Blue Weekend, which was released in June became the band’s first #1 album in the UK and earned them their 3rd Mercury Prize nomination (they won the prestigious award in 2018). The project garnered heaping praise and stellar reviews across UK and US media and the band was just recently named GQ’s Band of the Year. They are currently embarking on their sold out triumphant tour of the US after a summer of crushing festivals across the UK and Europe.
Wolf Alice are Ellie Rowsell (vocals, guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass) and Joel Amey (drums, vocals).
It has been a decade since the band began as a duo of Ellie and Joff, later expanding to a four-piece, with Joel and Theo joining the group. Since then, the band have seen their 2015 debut album My Love Is Cool soar to #2 on the UK charts and hit gold, their sophomore album Visions Of A Life win the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize, and have been nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Rock Performance along the way.
The band have graced the stage at various worldwide festival including the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. They played a massive 187 shows on the Visions Of A Life world tour – including a sold out Alexandra Palace, and two sold out dates at Brixton Academy.
It was no surprise that creating a follow-up to Visions Of A Life was a daunting task. The band decamped to an Airbnb in Somerset, and it was there that they reconfigured who they were together, far away from festival stages, tour buses, awards shows, and fans. They cemented their friendship and set to work on some fledgling demos in a converted church. These demos evolved into the #1 album Blue Weekend, a record produced by Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Björk, Brian Eno, Florence + The Machine) who has aided the band in refining their sound to an even sharper point. Rowsell’s personal storytelling is at the core of Blue Weekend, an album that sees Wolf Alice embrace a newfound boldness and vulnerability in equal measure.