On the Road
The North London band, Wolf Alice (who take their collective name from an Angela Carter story) have had a rise to prominence that might have been bends-inducing were it not for their tightness as a group.
In Summer of 2015, the deliciously dark, hook-and-riff-filled sound of their debut album, My Love is Cool inspired NME magazine to crown it, “the debut of the decade”.
Director Michael Winterbottom joins the band on the road, capturing sixteen different gigs and daily life backstage. The resulting tour film, which records the tour from the point of view of a new member of their crew, is a refreshingly unusual one with unexpected twists; revealing the relentless, sometimes unglamorous graft of playing loud, hot, physical music, night after night. But the film also mesmerises, offering a structure that reveals more, at every stop on the road, of the nuanced musicality of the full band, and the bewitching talent and charisma of front woman, Ellie Rowsell.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2016 - Sonic Strand - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 112 mins
- Michael Winterbottom
- Melissa Parmenter, Anthony Wilcox
- Executive Producer
- Julian Bird, Abi Gadsby, Declan Reddington
- Marc Richardson
- Supervising Sound Editor: Joakim Sundström; Music Mixer: Fredrik Stålne
- Principal Cast
- Ellie Rowsell, Joff Oddie, Joel Amey, Theo Ellis, Leah Harvey, Paul Popplewell, Jamie Quinn, James McArdle, Swim Deep, Bloody Knees