Nothing quite beats the ring of Ellie Rowsell’s vocals reverberating around Brighton Dome.

We had been waiting a long time for those moments – through the indie-pop jives of Superfood and the punchy New York rock vibes of Sunflower Beam, but finally, at 9.30pm, Wolf Alice took to the stage for a full 75-minute set.

The quartet blew on to the scene in 2015 with their debut album My Love Is Cool, which reached number two in the UK album charts and soon picked up nominations for Mercury, Ivor Novello and Brit awards.

The deluxe edition of the album showed off 25 tracks alone.

It was unpredictable to say the least which they would choose to perform last night and that’s without considering their release Visions of a Life, which flawlessly blends softer, atmospheric melodies with gnarly rock music.

As the band flitted between the two, it was amazing to see how they’ve grown in such little time.

From the pop rhythms of earlier track Bros through to the stumbling lyrics of this year’s Don’t Delete The Kisses and the punchy Beautifully Unconventional, the band performed a brilliant set, playing popular song after another.

The light show that accompanied was something else too, working in harmony with Rowsell’s vocals – in some songs electrifying and sharp and others seeing Brighton’s Dome sparkling with glittering lights, thanks to the rarely used disco ball featured on the ceiling.

It all made for quite a special evening, as each song played out more pleasantly surprising than the last, until the band slowly whittled down their 30-strong back catalogue.
My favourite songs were played mid set within quick succession of one another but when it came to the encore I was far from disappointed

After a short, obligatory interval, Brighton Dome was lit once more with fireflies as Blush’s dreamt dulcet tones played Wolf Alice out.

Nammie Matthews