Best Brit Band: Wolf Alice
Despite playing a relatively early set, British alt-rock group Wolf Alice managed to transport the energy of a London punk gig to the field on on Friday afternoon. Performing a wide array of tracks from their dynamite albums, including standouts like Visions of a Life's odyssey of a title track and their riotous breakout song "Yuk Foo," the rebellious four-piece reveled in reverb and bombastic guitar solos. Singer Ellie Rowsell led them from lullaby-like laments ("Don't Delete the Kisses") to screams that incited a circle pit led solely by teenage girls – true to Wolf Alice's essence. During the song "You're a Germ," Rowsell sneered, "You ain't going to heaven, no – 'cause I'm dragging you down to hell!" It's clear that in hell with Wolf Alice is the place to be. S.B.