Wolf Alice talk Number 1 aspirations for third studio album Blue Weekend

After scoring two Number 2s, the band are setting their sights on the Official Albums Chart top spot with their third studio album.

Wolf Alice have set their sights on the top of the Official Albums Chart with their upcoming album Blue Weekend.

In the latest issue of Music Week, the band’s manager Steven Taverner revealed the band “want a Number 1 album" and think they can get there "as long as Adele doesn’t put her album out, I think we’ll get it this time.”

"I feel safer with Number 2, there’s still somewhere to go up. There’s lots of places to go down from Number 1!" frontwoman Ellie Rowsell added, "I would like a Number 1, because I know on that day I would get really drunk."

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Wolf Alice will have had the champagne on ice on two previous occasions, with the band's first two albums My Love Is Cool (2015) and Visions Of A Life (2017) came exceedingly close to the Number 1 spot - losing out to Florence + The Machine's How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful by 528 chart sales, and Shania Twain's Now by 764 chart sales respectively. 

While Blue Weekend won't be released until 11 June, pre-orders are reported to have surpassed those of Visions Of A Life within two weeks of launch - proving the anticipation is there for the collection.

Despite not quite securing a Number 1 album thus far, Wolf Alice have maintained an extremely successful career, with their albums back catalogue approaching 250,000 sales.

The group also landed the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize with Visions of a Life, something their label boss Jamie Oborne of Dirty Hit told Music Week was a 'beautiful moment'. “Sometimes I feel like we’re forever the outsiders, so to have a band nominated, let alone to win the Mercury, that feels like something that happens to other people! we were all so happy.”

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