My Love Is Cool
Rock (Alternative, Grunge)
It’s funny that the album starts off with “Keep your beady eyes on me” because I knew Wolf Alice as the band with the album whose cover was a naked female torso (Blush EP - the songs were also really good too, just saying).
Their music is a slickly-produced veneer over some troubled lyrics, which is such a drastic departure from their earlier EPs that you’d think we were raising lion cubs here - cutesy one moment, and having your guts for lunch the next. You’re a Germ is about a boy who at first seems like a cool guy:
Georgie rides a bike
To pick her up from school
He likes her cause she’s pure
She likes him cause she’s heard he’s cool
Oh wait, he’s actually a creep:
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven
You ain’t going to heaven
‘Cause I’m draggin’ you down to hell
Where’s mum and dad so you can tell them?
You’re a dodgy fucker as well
Damn, that escalated quickly.
Musically wise, the album is unpredictable enough to keep you listening. They’ve been touring for a while with their previous EPs as material, but this debut album takes it to the next level. Watch the riffs on Giant Peach (Roald Dahl?) go…
I don’t tell lies no more, you know
I just don’t tell the truth
I don’t know what I’m looking for, you know
But I’m not looking for proof
Turn To Dust, Your Loves Whore, You’re a Germ, Freezy, Giant Peach, Swallowtail