If you’ve been paying any attention to the music press at all for the past year, you’ve probably heard about Wolf Alice. As one of those bands saddled with the “next big thing” label long before they’ve even managed to produce their first album, the group has a lot of expectations to live up to. Through several EP and single releases over the past two years, the band has introduced themselves to the world and honed their craft, in no apparent hurry to make a big statement despite having heavy hitters such as NME and BBC Radio 1 behind them.
The young British foursome is finally prepared to make that statement, releasing their debut album My Love Is Cool on June 22nd. Like many hopeful new bands, they’re headed to SXSW this month, and on the way they’re doing a series of US tour dates that will culminate at the Austin festival. On Friday night the band made a stop at U Street Music Hall, giving the District a chance to see what all of the hype is about.