Wolf Alice Rocked the Deluxe Room in Indy!
Wednesday April 6, 2022 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | music
My life accomplice Twila and I went to the Old National last night to see Wolf Alice live and they did not disappoint. It was one of the best shows I’ve been to in a very long time.
One of the things I love about this band is how versatile they are. Musically they are an eclectic bunch, covering the genre gamut from heavy metal to pop to folk and at the highest level. The band has been receiving accolades from the music world since they hit the scene in 2012, including the Best Breakthrough Artist of 2014 at the UK Festival Awards and 2022 Brit Award for Group of the Year. I’ve been a fan from nearly the beginning, so I felt very fortunate to catch them live in such an intimate venue as the Deluxe room. It is a basement room with a very cool vibe that the band even called out during the show.
The sound man, John Haskett, who’s been travelling with the band for more than half its existence, did an amazing job with the quality of the music we heard. We could actually hear the singing very clearly. John is also the friend of a friend and so it was nice to make a connection. He is serious craftsman and an awesome dude!
The lead singer, Ellie Rowsell, was in perfect voice and hit every note beautifully on key, even when she was screaming at certain points. She is brilliantly primordial, a combination of Joan Jett and Kate Bush and completely fearless.
Bassist Theo Ellis was larger than life and brought the energy as I suspect he always does, all the time.
Drummer Joel Amey killed it and sounded incredible as the accompanying vocalist.
Ryan Malcom is the touring keyboardist and backup singer and his impact was felt throughout the show.
Lead guitarist, Joff Oddie, was absent, but Joey B. Keefe did a fantastic job filling in.
They did an acoustic piece with Ellie, Joel, and Ryan singing in harmony, and then a bit with just the guys that was off the hook.
Here is the set list:
- You’re a Germ
- Formidable Cool
- Delicious Things
- Lipstick on the Glass
- Planet Hunter
- Safe From Heartbreak (If You Never Fall in Love)
- How Can I Make It OK?
- Play the Greatest Hits
- Visions of a Life
- Moaning Lisa Smile
- No Hard Feelings
- Giant Peach
- The Last Man on Earth
- Don’t Delete the Kisses
They were absolutely incredible live and if you ever get the chance to see them DO IT!