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Wolf Alice look back on 10 years of breakthrough ‘Creature Songs’ EP 

Wolf Alice have looked back at their breakthrough EP ‘Creature Songs’ – 10 years after its initial release.

The project marked the third EP by the English alt-rock group, and helped put them on the map in the UK rock scene. It also led to them being longlisted for the BBC Sound of 2015.It arrived on the heels of their debut of their 2013 project ‘Blush’.

Released on May 26 via Dirty Hit, it was produced by Catherine Marks and contained tracks ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’, ‘Storms’, ‘Heavenly Creatures’ and ‘We’re Not The Same’.

Now, a decade since the project was first unveiled, the members have taken a look back at the EP, and reflected on what it was like to work on it before they were thrust into the spotlight.

“10 years ago we released our EP ‘Creature Songs’ with Dirty Hit. we recorded it at ICP Studios in Brussels with our queen Catherine Marks,” the band wrote, sharing an update on X/Twitter.

“We were just four baby rats who liked quoting The Simpsons and liquorice rizzla and big muff pedals and that song by the vines that i can’t remember the name of but rocked my doc martens off,” they added. “It was a good time.”

They also shared a second update, sharing their gratitude for the fans who supported them in their earlier days and hinting that a re-release may be on the way.

“Thank u for enjoying it and if u missed out on the physical release all those moons ago then sign up to the mailer and keep ur eyes peeled on Tuesday,” they wrote. “Love u and miss u xxx”

Although the project marked their third EP as a group, ‘Creature Songs’ did put Wolf Alice on the map as ones to keep an eye on back in 2014, and received critical acclaim for its dark, gritty sound.

“One day there’ll be a successful horror franchise based on the true story of Wolf Alice. A beast of a band that lure in unsuspecting indiepop kids with Mazzy Star coos and clipped, winsome indie love songs about old photographs,” read NME’s review at the time.

“It’s an approach that makes the London four piece a moodier, gothier Metric, but at least they’re upfront about it on this new EP.

“The first half comes on like the ritual sacrifice of Throwing Muses with Courtney Love’s rustiest guitar strings before ‘Heavenly Creatures’ and ‘We Are Not The Same’ indulge their softer psychedelic doom-folk side, the dejected calm after the massacre. Forget quiet/loud, these ‘Creature Songs’ are quiet/ravenous.”

In the time since, Wolf Alice went on to share three full-length albums: 2015’s ‘My Love Is Cool’, 2017’s Mercury Prize-winning ‘Visions Of A Life’ and 2021’s ‘Blue Weekend’.

Since then, the BRIT Award-winning band have completed their three-album deal with Dirty Hit, and confirmed that they have moved into a new deal with Columbia.

Things have been quiet for Wolf Alice as of late, but their song ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ recently made an appearance on the soundtrack of The Boys spin-off Gen V. They are currently believed to be preparing their fourth album.

In other news about the band, back in September, Wolf Alice played an intimate charity show at London’s Sebright Arms as part of Barnfest, an all-dayer raising money for children’s cancer charity Flynne’s Barn.

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