After a triumphant year touring their excellent second album, Wolf Alice are planning to “say goodbye for a while” before they get round to recording a third, according to their lead singer Ellie Rowsell.

Since the end of 2017, the London-based four piece have been on a triumphant world tour in support of their second album Visions of a Life, which last month was nominated for this year’s prestigious Mercury Prize alongside the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Florence + The Machine.

However, speaking to DIY Magazine this week, frontwoman Rowsell confirmed recent rumours that the group will be “having a party” at the end of the current tour and promotional cycle, although she did deny recent reports that a blowout at the O2 Arena was on the cards.

“I wanna keep some kind of mystique, but no is the answer to that,” the 26 year old star said.

Ellie RowsellEllie Rowsell performing with Wolf Alice in 2017

“We’re definitely gonna say goodbye for a while and we need to have some kind of party. I’ll do anything for a celebrations so definitely yeah. Nothing’s confirmed but we will be having a party,” Rowsell continued.

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The lead singer, who founded Wolf Alice with her friend Joff Oddie in 2010 and added drummer Joel Amey and bassist Theo Ellis two years later, teased a little a bit about the potential sound for album number three, saying the band would be giving themselves “the freedom to experiment.”

Rowsell said: “I’ll listen to Queens of the Stone Age and think, oh I just wanna make rock music now. And then Ariana Grande will come on the radio and I’ll wanna make pop. And instead of meeting in the middle, we just make both.”

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