Apparently, if you're signed to Dirty Hit Records you have to be as mind-numbingly mysterious as possible when it comes to new music. Wolf Alice
continued the label's tired trend of drawn-out promo, mailing postcards that teased the track list of their upcoming second album to fans worldwide and posting too many inexplicable pictures on their Instagram. After weeks of anticipation, the British grunge revivalists finally debuted a new single, "Yuk Foo," on BBC Radio 1 with Annie Mac.
Described by lead singer Ellie Rowsell as "an anthem of frustration," the new single picks up right where My Love Is Cool
left off in 2015. It's angry, fuzzy, and high-energy, which is pretty much everything you would expect from this North London four-piece. Clocking in at just over two minutes, "Yuk Foo" is a whirlwind of blistering guitars and ferocious vocals. Rowsell rages through an explosive (and explicit) chorus, cackling wildly between verses. There's enough feedback on this song for an entire album, but Wolf Alice indulge in the excess. This band has never been one to hold back, and "Yuk Foo" proves their signature sound is immune to the sophomore slump.
"Yuk Foo" is just a small taste of what Wolf Alice has in store this year. Following the release of their album Visions Of A Life
in September, the band will take on a massive tour through the U.K. and Europe. You can already picture swarms of moshers losing their minds to this maniacal track, even after just one listen.