Watch Wolf Alice’s Ellie Rowsell present an A to Z guide to herself

As the band embarks on its Blue Weekend tour, the singer reflects on gherkins, her first celebrity crush, and plans for a zombie apocalypse

Ever wondered how Ellie Rowsell would survive in a zombie apocalypse? Look no further than Z in the new dA-Zed guide to the Wolf Alice frontwoman, who’s spent plenty of time mulling the answer over in the band’s tour van, inspired by classics such as 28 Days Later and Shaun of the Dead. (Hint: her plan involves gherkins and the Holloway Odeon).

Of course, with Wolf Alice launching a UK tour this week – on the back of the band’s latest, Mercury Prize-nominated album Blue Weekend – and set to embark on a North American tour next month, this answer is subject to change. 

What won’t change is Rowsell’s first celebrity crush (Y2K heartthrob Josh Hartnett), or her Irish roots, which she also discusses in the new short film for Dazed, saying that Ireland “is a place that I would like to explore… It’s a beautiful country”.

Elsewhere in the interview, Rowsell discusses her love for Perfume Genius (a “perfect pop star”), her dream guitar (a lilac Fender Jazzmaster), and her brother, an emerging singer-songwriter. “He’s just started putting some music out, which you should all check out,” she says. “It’s quite hard to find though, because he’s decided he just wants to be called Kevin!. It’s not very googleable.”

Blue Weekend is Wolf Alice’s third studio album, released in June 2021 via Dirty Hit, and you should have no trouble finding it on Google. The record has since been shortlisted for the 2021 Mercury Prize, with the band also taking home the 2022 Brit Award for group of the year.

Watch the full dA-Zed guide to Ellie Rowsell below.