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It ’s Wolf Alice and Dreng e . It ’s the b es t to u r o f the year , o bvio us ly. Backstage ahead of a sold-out closing night at Brixton Academy, the dream lineup sit down to reflect on their biggest batch of shows ever, with more than a few anecdotes up their sleeve. Words: Jamie Milton. Photos : Emma Swann & Phil Smithies. What’s been your favourite night of the tour? Joel Amey, Wolf Alice: We haven’t even had a chance to speak about it. Eoin Loveless, Drenge:

“I GOT A GIANT ORDER OF DOMINO’S - SO MUCH, I HAD TO HIRE A LORRY FOR IT. I THOUGHT ‘HEY, WOLF ALICE ARE REALLY GONNA LOVE THIS AT 3AM’.” RORY LOVELESS Manchester was really good. Beautiful venue. Theo Ellis, Wolf Alice: But you know - each venue is equally good and each crowd is equally great. I love playing in most places. Joel:

Southampton - the venue was really good. Old and regal. Eoin: But we weren’t allowed to play football. Joff Oddie, Wolf Alice: Because Johnny, our tour manager, was playing football in there years ago and smashed loads of the ornate shit. Theo: The guy in the venue was going to me, ‘Ask Johnny why’. He was like ‘Yeah, I put a dent in the wall. Cost ‘em a grand.’ How are you going to survive taking this to America? Eoin: The first time we went to America we were kind of sickened. The neck pillow incident. Rory Loveless, Drenge: Ok. We hired a guitar tech over the West Coast. Theo: And he tried to shag your neck pillow? Rory: He was a bit of a wildcard. And I’ve got this black neck pillow my mum gave me, just for flights. And one

night, he’d brought this girl back to the hotel from the bar, but rather than go to his room, he sort of just did his thing in the van. The next day I came down and there was a condom lying on the floor, outside the van. He was like: ‘Dude, that was me’. And when we were driving, I noticed there was white crusty stains everywhere. I picked up my neck pillow and… We asked him what happened. He said: ‘Oh yeah, we went and got doughnuts that night. It’s doughnut juice.’ Theo: That’s ten times worse than what I thought it would be like. Whose bus actually got smashed on this tour? Theo: Ours. Rory crashed his Domino’s wagon into it. Rory: I just got a giant order of Domino’s - so much, I had to hire a lorry for it. I thought ‘Hey, Wolf Alice are really gonna love this at 3am. I’ll just park my bus up’. And then crash. Wing mirror comes off. The front window’s just gone - obliterated. Their driver comes up completely starkers and stands in front of my lorry saying I’m not going anywhere, just as I’m trying to get away! Theo: It’s

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Featuring artists doing it their way - Hinds, Run The Jewels, Father John Misty, Shamir and more. Plus on tour with Wolf Alice and Drenge, a...

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Featuring artists doing it their way - Hinds, Run The Jewels, Father John Misty, Shamir and more. Plus on tour with Wolf Alice and Drenge, a...