Everyone loves a good U.K. rock band, as you all have noticed the GATRS are no exception, the Brits have been killing it on the musical front since basically forever. The GATRS want to welcome the newest, Enter Wolf Alice. Their debut album, My Love is Cool, is out today and seems to be aptly named after the band and their too cool to care vibes.
The quartet consists of Ellie Rowsell (vocals/guitar), Joff Oddie (guitar), Theo Ellis (bassist) and Joel Amey (drummer) and just like their new record, they can’t be pinned to one genre. From writing a song called Fluffy, which is about Ellie’s cat getting neutered, to the sweeter and more intimate ballad like Blush. Turn to Dust is an ethereal yet pulsating beauty. Moaning Lisa Smile is a grungy and rumbling rager that I’ve been playing on repeat. Giant Peach is a dooming infusion of synths and post-punk. Joel Amey leads on the devastating tune Swallowtail. Lisbon is their brimming and most breathless skyrocketing guitars. Silk has a killer and structured hip-hop vibes. My standout track is Your Loves Whore, although I recommend the whole album because it’s an instant classic that will get you talking about Britain’s best new act because the album is wild and varies yet somehow it’s all tied together by a grungy and dark aesthetic.
My Love Is Cool is currently streaming on iTunes and on NPR and will drop tomorrow, June 23rd in the U.S. and is out everywhere.
Note: ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’ appears on the U.S. version of the album but it doesn’t feature on the U.K. release.