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Single Review: Wolf Alice – Yuk Foo
Letty Gardner reviews the ferocious first single from Wolf Alice's long-awaited sophomore album.
The track builds and builds on its thrashing energy and viciousness, with each line snarled by Ellie Rowsell being more vicious than the last. Far from the soft, poetic lyricism of Wolf Alice’s earlier tracks, such as ‘Silk’ or ‘Bros’, ‘Yuk Foo’ is overt and irate. ‘You bore me/ You bore me to death/ You deplore me/ And I don’t give a shit’ doesn’t leave much to the imagination. Wolf Alice are calling out mundanity and passivity with their energy-fuelled punk track.
“Far from the soft, poetic lyricism of Wolf Alice’s earlier tracks, such as ‘Silk’ or ‘Bros’, ‘Yuk Foo’ is overt and irate
The genius of the track lies in Ellie Rowsell’s delivery. Her powerful, tempered, and theatrical shouts and whispers over the unruly wall of thrashing guitars presents a bold, youthful rage, as Wolf Alice refuse to return to the scene unheard. With many claiming that this track resurrects the ‘riot grrrl’ sound, Wolf Alice are making the waves that they want to make with their very, very loud return.