Wolf Alice has many shades. Bros’ woozy indie elicited hair-raising vocals while mellow No Hard Feelings – think Stevie Nicks acoustic – saw Rowsell sit on the edge of the stage accompanied by just Joff Oddie on guitar. It was very quiet when Rowsell sang the line about crying in the tub from Amy Winehouse’s Love is a Losing Game. She barely spoke between songs, leaving the floor to bassist Theo Ellis, who – by the way – had all the moves and had clearly studied the greats. He was Sid Vicious one minute, Nicky Wire the next. The highlight was The Last Man on Earth, which remains Wolf Alice’s towering achievement.
The big question is, where next? After those UK shows ended, Wolf Alice toured the US before returning to Europe for a supporting slot with Harry Styles. If they can break up America and co-opt Styles’ army of traditional, devoted pop fans to their cause, then their dizzying trajectory will only continue. And watch this space about this year’s Glastonbury.
Across town from Greenwich, hours before this thrilling spectacle, Storm Eunice ripped the canopy off the O2 arena. Wolf Alice didn’t need a gust of wind to lift the roof.
Until March 9. Tickets : wolfalice.fr