With its 2015 debut full-length, My Love is Cool, London’s Wolf Alice accomplished a fairly nifty trick by exhibiting the distinctive traits of any number of genres while somehow managing to transcend them all in the creation of a unique sonic identity. The quartet easily blends the scorchingly fuzzy Shoegaze of Ride, the beautifully nuanced British Folk of Renaissance, the darkly lilting Gothic New Wave of Cocteau Twins and a Beatlesque sense of Pop melodicism into an ethereal and engaging whole that revels in classicism and bristles with contemporary energy. Read more about the band in this week's Sound Advice.
Wolf Alice performs with Radkey Friday at Madison Live. More info/tickets: madisontheateronline.com.