Wolf Alice at Paradiso, Thursday 11 February 2016

wolf alice at paradiso

The last couple of gigs I’ve been to were both at the Ziggo Dome (Dotan and Imagine Dragons). Being back at Paradiso was like coming home. I love that place. And what a gig to come home to. Wolf Alice have built a reputation as an exciting live band, and they certainly lived up to it. “Your Loves Whore” was epic, “Moaning Lisa Smile” brought down the house, and everything inbetween was amazing. (Except maybe “Swallowtail” I could have skipped that one.)

  1. Your Loves Whore
  2. Freazy
  3. Bros
  4. Lisbon
  5. 90 Mile Beach
  6. Silk
  7. The Wonderwhy
  8. Storms
  9. You’re a Germ
  10. Swallowtail
  11. Fluffy
  12. She
  13. Moaning Lisa Smile


  1. Turn to Dust
  2. Blush
  3. Giant Peach

Just like Imagine Dragons, I first came across Wolf Alice in 2013 — specifically their song “Bros”. But it was a different version of the song than the version that ended up on My Love Is Cool. You can’t find that early version in places like Spotify or iTunes, now, either — you have to go hunting for it on other download sites. When I first heard the album version, I thought it sounded too polished, and I preferred the single. Now that the album version is the one I play all the time, the original sounds unfinished, and I prefer the album cut. Curious.