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Wolf Alice on Balancing Emotions, Playing the Hits, and New Album Blue Weekend

Ellie Rowsell and Joff Oddie also discuss making videos for every album track and alternate versions of some songs

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kyle meredith with Wolf Alice, photo by Jordan Hemingway Blue Weekend
Kyle Meredith With Wolf Alice, photo by Jordan Hemingway


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    Today, Wolf Alice catches up with Kyle Meredith to talk about their latest album, Blue Weekend. The band’s Ellie Rowsell and Joff Oddie discuss everything from alternate versions of some of the songs to writing about the balance of human emotions.

    The London songwriters also tell us about building a world with their music videos, of which they’ll have one for every song on the new record. Plus, they reveal the story behind the song “Play the Hits”, involving a night out, some great punk guitars, and a discarded version over twice as long.

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    Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Meredith digs deep into the artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2, and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.

    You can find Kyle’s full archive of episodes here.

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