Last year saw blogs, radio stations, and A&R folk jockeying to get a touch of Wolf Alice like a bunch of shoppers at Tesco just as they start putting the "Reduced" stickers on things. It's fair to say that people were very much into them, a four-piece out of London that are almost impossible to pin down. One minute they might throw a Pixies-esque piece of grungy brilliance right in your face ('Fluffy'), the next you're getting a bittersweet, beautiful little shoegazey number ('Blush'). They even managed to take one of the best pop hits of last year, Katy Perry's 'Roar', and a give it a brilliant 90s alt rock vibe.

They're an incredibly versatile band on record, you need only to have a listen to one of their EPs to see that no song is really that alike, but live they're a real force to be reckoned with. Last year, I saw them at two pretty different venues. The first was a standard festival to a pretty packed crowd, who had obviously been seduced by the many "Ones To Watch" articles that floated around about them. The second was at a disused warehouse that had been re-purposed as an art/music venue in which the stage was essentially the old loading bay for trucks. Two venues, two different types of crowds, and Wolf Alice managed to enrapture both with the ease and confidence of a band who have been going much longer.

With every new song they release, every new sound they decide to create, every new live show they play, Wolf Alice have watched their fanbase grow and grow. They've become linked to the "B-Town" scene which sprouted the likes of Peace and Swim Deep, despite being Londoners, but the link seems to go only so far as being good mates with them. Wolf Alice have their own rich, diverse sound unlike anyone else currently making the same waves. The hype and the buzz that surrounded them at the time of 'Fluffy' is starting to look less like a flash-in-the-pan and more like well earned praise that keeps becoming more and more true with every release.

BTS: Wolf Alice @ Scala, London
BTS: Wolf Alice @ Scala, London
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BTS: Wolf Alice @ Scala, London
BTS: Wolf Alice @ Scala, London