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Blue Weekend
Wolf-Alice-Blue-Weekend.jpg
Studio album by
Released4 June 2021
Studio
  • ICP (Brussels)
  • Iguana (London)
Genre
Length40:08
LabelDirty Hit
ProducerMarkus Dravs
Wolf Alice chronology
Visions of a Life
(2017)
Blue Weekend
(2021)
Singles from Blue Weekend
  1. "The Last Man on Earth"
    Released: 24 February 2021
  2. "Smile"
    Released: 20 April 2021
  3. "No Hard Feelings"
    Released: 11 May 2021
  4. "How Can I Make It OK?"
    Released: 3 June 2021

Blue Weekend is the third studio album by English alternative rock band Wolf Alice, released on 4 June 2021 through Dirty Hit. Blue Weekend was preceded by four singles—"The Last Man on Earth", "Smile", "No Hard Feelings" and "How Can I Make It OK?". The album received widespread acclaim from music critics, with many naming it the band's best work, and was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize in 2021.

Release

On 24 February 2021, Wolf Alice announced the album's title and initial release date of 11 June, alongside the release of lead single "The Last Man on Earth".[5] On 3 May 2021, the band announced that they would be bringing the album's release earlier by one week, to 4 June.[6]

Promotion

Singles

Blue Weekend was preceded by four singles. "The Last Man on Earth" was released on 24 February 2021 as the album's lead single.[7] It was premiered by Annie Mac on her eponymous BBC Radio 1 Radio program, where Ellie Rowsell and Theo Ellis from the band co-hosted with her. The music video was released on YouTube an hour after Mac's radio show started.[7]

"Smile" was released on 20 April 2021 as the album's second single. It was premiered the same way as its predecessor.[8]

"No Hard Feelings" was released on 11 May 2021, an hour earlier than the previous two on Zane Lowe's Apple Music show, with the music video again released on YouTube an hour afterwards.[9] "How Can I Make It OK?" was released on 3 June 2021 as the fourth and last single of the album along with a music video on YouTube.[10]

Live performances

On 4 May 2021, Wolf Alice featured on The Late Late Show with James Corden, where they performed the single "Smile" live.[11]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?8.3/10[12]
Metacritic91/100[13]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[14]
Classic Rock9/10[15]
The Daily Telegraph5/5 stars[1]
DIY5/5 stars[16]
The Guardian5/5 stars[17]
The Independent5/5 stars[4]
Mojo4/5 stars[18]
NME5/5 stars[19]
Pitchfork7.2/10[20]
The Scotsman4/5 stars[21]

Blue Weekend received acclaim from music critics, many of whom described it as their best album.[22] On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating of 100, the album received an average score of 91, based on 19 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[13] It was ranked as the third highest-rated album of 2021 on the website at the time of release.[23]

Music publication The Forty-Five awarded the album 5/5 stars, calling Blue Weekend "a ballsy idyll of feeling: the sound of a band satisfying themselves rather than proving themselves, and completely filling the space they've carved out over the years."[24]

Blue Weekend was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2021.[25]

Commercial performance

Blue Weekend debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart with 36,182 copies sold in its first week, becoming Wolf Alice's first number-one album.[26]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Ellie Rowsell, Joff Oddie, Theo Ellis and Joel Amey.

Blue Weekend track listing[27]
No.TitleLength
1."The Beach"2:35
2."Delicious Things"5:04
3."Lipstick on the Glass"4:07
4."Smile"3:16
5."Safe from Heartbreak (If You Never Fall in Love)"2:32
6."How Can I Make It OK?"4:47
7."Play the Greatest Hits"2:27
8."Feeling Myself"4:43
9."The Last Man on Earth"4:21
10."No Hard Feelings"2:35
11."The Beach II"3:39
Total length:40:08
Japanese edition bonus track [28]
No.TitleLength
12."Smile" (Demo)3:10
Total length:43:21
Record Store Day 2021 edition bonus track [29]
No.TitleLength
12."Time Is Not A Straight Line" (Demo)2:35
Total length:42:43

Personnel

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Blue Weekend.[30]

Wolf Alice

Additional musicians

Technical

  • Markus Dravs – production
  • Iain Berryman – engineering, additional production
  • Joel Workman – engineering assistance (all tracks); additional engineering (track 9)
  • Charlie Andrew – vocal production (track 3); additional vocal production (tracks 1, 6, 9, 10); additional vocal recording (tracks 2, 4)
  • Mark "Spike" Stent – mixing
  • Matt Wolach – mixing assistance
  • Ted Jensen – mastering

Artwork

  • Jordan Hemingway – creative direction, photography
  • Jamie Reid – art direction
  • Aiden Miller – design

Charts

Chart performance for Blue Weekend
Chart (2021)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[31]9
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[32]39
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[33]52
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[34]96
Irish Albums (OCC)[35]3
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[36]18
Scottish Albums (OCC)[37]1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[38]25
UK Albums (OCC)[39]1
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[40]1
US Current Album Sales (Billboard)[41]25
US Top Album Sales (Billboard)[42]34
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[43]19

Certifications

RegionCertificationCertified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[44]Silver60,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

Release history and formats for Blue Weekend
RegionDateFormatLabelCatalogueRef.
Various4 June 2021Dirty HitNot applicable[45]
AustraliaCD
LIB226CD[46]
LPDH1058[47]
LP (JB Hi-Fi exclusive editions)
  • DH1059
  • DH1060
  • DH1117
[48]
New ZealandCDUniversal Music New ZealandLIB226CD[49]
LPDH1058[50]
LP (JB Hi-Fi exclusive editions)
  • Liberator
  • Dirty Hit
  • DH1059
  • DH1060
  • DH1117
[51]

References

  1. ^ a b "If you thought guitar bands were dead, brace for Wolf Alice's Blue Weekend". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  2. ^ a b https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/wolf-alice-blue-weekend/
  3. ^ "Wolf Alice: Blue Weekend review – marvellous sequel to their Mercury winner". The Observer. 6 June 2021. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Wolf Alice review, Blue Weekend: Band are still intensely emotional, but more assured on their third album". The Independent. 3 June 2021. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  5. ^ "Wolf Alice announce new album 'Blue Weekend'". DIY. 24 February 2021. Archived from the original on 24 February 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  6. ^ Richards, Will (3 May 2021). "Wolf Alice bring forward the release of new album 'Blue Weekend'". NME Asia. Archived from the original on 4 May 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  7. ^ a b Hussey, Allison (24 February 2021). "Wolf Alice announce new album Blue Weekend, share video for new song: Listen". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on 25 February 2021. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  8. ^ Lavin, Will (20 April 2021). "Wolf Alice share heavy and hypnotic new single 'Smile'". NME. Archived from the original on 20 April 2021. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  9. ^ Skinner, Tom (11 May 2021). "Listen to Wolf Alice's delicate new single 'No Hard Feelings'". NME. Retrieved 11 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Wolf Alice share enchanting new single 'How Can I Make It OK?'". NME. 3 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  11. ^ Moore, Sam (5 May 2021). "Watch Wolf Alice perform 'Smile' on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden'". NME Australia. Archived from the original on 6 May 2021. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  13. ^ a b "Reviews and Tracks for Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice". Metacritic. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  14. ^ "Blue Weekend - Wolf Alice | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. 11 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  15. ^ Classic Rock UK (July 2021). "Classic Rock UK". p. 84. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  16. ^ "Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend : A history book-cementing document of a band at the peak of their powers". DIY. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  17. ^ "Wolf Alice: Blue Weekend review – massive ambitions exceptionally fulfilled". The Guardian. 3 June 2021. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  18. ^ Collins, Andrew (July 2021). "Filter Albums". Mojo. No. 332. p. 80. ISSN 1351-0193.
  19. ^ "Wolf Alice – 'Blue Weekend' review: a stone-cold masterpiece full of confidence and magic". NME. 2 June 2021. Retrieved 2 June 2021.
  20. ^ "Wolf Alice – 'Blue Weekend' review". Pitchfork. 17 June 2021. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  21. ^ "Album reviews: Texas | James | Wolf Alice | Adam Holmes". The Scotsman. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  22. ^ "Wolf Alice: Critics laud band's 'third and best' album". BBC News. 4 June 2021. Archived from the original on 4 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  23. ^ "Best Music and Albums for 2021". Metacritic. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
  24. ^ French-Morris, Kate (3 June 2021). "Wolf Alice - 'Blue Weekend' album review". The Forty-Five. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  25. ^ "Mercury prize 2021: first-time nominees dominate shortlist". the Guardian. 22 July 2021. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  26. ^ Masterton, James (11 June 2021). "Charts analysis: Wolf Alice land first No.1 album with Blue Weekend". Music Week. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  27. ^ Legaspi, Althea (25 February 2021). "Wolf Alice preview new album 'Blue Weekend' with 'The Last Man on Earth'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 25 February 2021.
  28. ^ "【Wolf Alice】4年振りの新作『Blue Weekend』の日本盤化が決定!新曲も解禁!" (in Japanese). Caroline Records. Retrieved 1 September 2021.
  29. ^ https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/wolf-alice/blue-weekend-rsd-2021. Dirty Hit. Retrieved September 6, 2021.
  30. ^ Blue Weekend (liner notes). Wolf Alice. Dirty Hit. 2021. DH01139.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
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  32. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  33. ^ "Ultratop.be – Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
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  40. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  41. ^ "Wolf Alice Chart History (Current Album Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  42. ^ "Wolf Alice Chart History (Top Album Sales)". Billboard. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  43. ^ "Wolf Alice Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 21 June 2021.
  44. ^ "British album certifications – Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 31 August 2021.
  45. ^ "Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice on Apple Music". Apple Music. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  46. ^ "Blue Weekend". JB Hi-Fi. 4 June 2021. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  47. ^ "Blue Weekend (Vinyl)". JB Hi-Fi. 4 June 2021. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  48. ^ Blue Weekend received several transparent and colour variant releases in Australia:
  49. ^ "Blue Weekend". JB Hi-Fi. 4 June 2021. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  50. ^ "Blue Weekend (Vinyl)". JB Hi-Fi. 4 June 2021. Archived from the original on 10 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  51. ^ Blue Weekend received several transparent and colour variant releases in New Zealand:

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Artist(s)

Veröffentlichungen von Wolf Alice die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Blue Weekend

Wolf Alice auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

Wolf Alice
Wolf Alice (2014)
Wolf Alice (2014)
Allgemeine Informationen
HerkunftLondon, Vereinigtes Königreich
Genre(s)Alternative Rock, Indie-Rock, Dream Pop
Gründung2010
Websitewww.wolfalice.co.uk
Aktuelle Besetzung
Ellie Rowsell
Gitarre, Keyboard
Joff Oddie
Theo Ellis (seit 2012)
Joel Amey (seit 2012)
Ehemalige Mitglieder
Bass
Sadie Cleary (bis 2012)
Schlagzeug
James DC (bis 2012)

Wolf Alice ist eine britische Alternative-Rock-Band aus dem Norden von London.

Bandgeschichte

Gründung und Durchbruch

Die Band wurde 2010 als Akustik-Duo von Sängerin und Gitarristin Ellie Rowsell und Gitarrist Joff Oddie gegründet. Gefunden hatten sie sich über eine Anzeige im New Musical Express. Das Duo veröffentlichte eine eigenproduzierte Demo-EP.[1] Um ihren Sound zu erweitern, nahm die Band ihre Freunde Sadie Cleary als Bassistin und James DC als Schlagzeuger in der Band auf.

Nach einem Besetzungswechsel spielte die Band ab 2012 mit dem Bassisten Theo Ellis und dem Schlagzeuger Joey Amey in der heutigen Besetzung. 2013 erschien mit dem Lied Fluffy die erste Single der Band, gefolgt von den EPs Blush (2013) und Creature Songs (2014). Sie erhielten gute Kritiken und fanden 2014 schließlich ein Label für die Veröffentlichung ihres Debütalbums.[2] Zu Beginn des folgenden Jahres wurden sie in die erweiterte BBC-Liste für den Sound of 2015 aufgenommen, die mögliche Kandidaten für den Durchbruch prognostiziert.

Anfang 2015 erschienen mit Giant Peach und Bros zwei Singles, bevor das Debütalbum My Love Is Cool im Juni erschien. Es gelangte auf Platz 2 der britischen Charts. Auch in den US-Charts konnte es sich unter den Top 100 platzieren. Das Album gehörte zu den Vorschlägen für den Mercury Prize 2015.

Ende 2015 wurde ihr Lied Moaning Lisa Smile für einen Grammy Award als beste Rock-Darbietung nominiert. Im Jahr 2016 erschien der von Michael Winterbottom inszenierte Dokumentarfilm On the Road, welche die Band auf einer Tour durch Großbritannien begleitet.

Der Song Silk vom Debütalbum wurde 2017 im Abspann des Films T2: Trainspotting genutzt und ist auch Teil des Soundtracks.

Weitere Erfolge

Im Juni 2017 erschien mit Yuk Foo die erste Vorabsingle aus ihrem zweiten Album Visions of a Life. Eine zweite Single, Don’t Delete the Kisses, folgte Anfang Juli. Das Album wurde im September desselben Jahres veröffentlicht und erhielt durchweg gute Kritiken.[3] 2018 gewann Wolf Alice für das Album den Mercury Prize.[4] An die Veröffentlichung des Albums schloss sich eine Welt-Tournee an. Weiterhin spielten sie einige Konzerte als Vorband zu den Foo Fighters und den Queens of the Stone Age.

Am 24. Februar 2021 veröffentlichten Wolf Alice die neue Single The Last Man of Earth und kündigten ihr drittes Album Blue Weekend an, welches am 11. Juni 2021 erscheinen sollte.[5] Nach der Veröffentlichung der zweiten Vorabsingle Smile am 20. April gab die Band im Mai des Jahres bekannt, dass das Album schon eine Woche eher, als ursprünglich geplant, veröffentlicht werden würde.[6]

Diskografie

Chartplatzierungen
Erklärung der Daten
Alben[7]
My Love Is Cool
 UK2 
Gold
Gold
04.07.2015(28 Wo.)
 US9011.07.2015(1 Wo.)
Visions of a Life
 CH8808.10.2017(1 Wo.)
 UK2 
Silber
Silber
12.10.2017(7 Wo.)
 US19021.10.2017(1 Wo.)
Blue Weekend
 AT3918.06.2021(1 Wo.)
 CH2513.06.2021(2 Wo.)
 UK1
Silber
Silber
17.06.2021(11 Wo.)
Singles[7][8]
Don’t Delete the Kisses
 UK100 
Silber
Silber
04.10.2018(1 Wo.)
Smile
 UK8817.06.2021(1 Wo.)
How Can I Make It OK
 UK9317.06.2021(1 Wo.)

Alben

  • My Love Is Cool (2015)
  • Visions of a Life (2017)
  • Blue Weekend (2021)

EPs

  • Wolf Alice (EP, 2011)
  • Blush (EP, 2013)
  • Creature Songs (EP, 2014)

Lieder

  • Leaving You (2012)
  • Fluffy (2013)
  • She (2013)
  • Moaning Lisa Smile (2014)
  • Giant Peach (2014)
  • Bros (2015, UK:SilberSilber)
  • You’re a Germ (2015)
  • Freazy (2015)
  • Lisbon (2016)
  • Yuk Foo (2017)
  • Don’t Delete the Kisses (2017)
  • Beautifully Unconventional (2017)
  • Heavenward (2017)
  • The Last Man on Earth (2021)
  • Smile (2021)
  • No Hard Feelings (2021)

Filmografie

  • On the Road (2016)

Quellen

  1. Flood Magazine „What Is Real?: Wolf Alice.“ Abgerufen am 13. Mai 2021.
  2. Wolf Alice: ‘We’ve got to a nice, boring middle ground’, Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 19. Juni 2015
  3. Wolf Alice – ‘Visions Of A Life’ Review. Abgerufen am 13. Mai 2021.
  4. Mercury Prize
  5. Pitchfork: Wolf Alice kündigen neues Album an. Abgerufen am 13. Mai 2021.
  6. Wolf Alice bring forward the release of new album Blue Weekend. Abgerufen am 13. Mai 2021.
  7. a b Chartquellen: AT CH UK US
  8. Auszeichnungen für Musikverkäufe: UK

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