Initially as a solo project of Ellie Rowsell, with the name taken from a short story by Angela Carter. She was joined by guitarist Joff Oddie and later by Joel Amey and Theo Ellis. They released a self-titled EP in 2012 as well as a single called "Leaving You" which gained airplay from BBC Radio 1 and featured in NME's 'Radar' section. They then toured with Peace, recorded a session for Huw Stephens' Radio 1 show in January, and released their first physical single "Fluffy" in February 2013 on the Chess Club label. The band are scheduled to release their second single "Bros" in May which is about friendship and is one of the first songs Rowsell wrote and the band usually played it during their early stages. In October 7, Wolf Alice released a new EP called Blush, and official video of the single "She". In December 2013, they were chosen as the single most blogged about artist in the UK in that year by BBC Radio 6.