Wolf Alice Makes the Cut

This is a big deal for Wolf Alice:

The soundtrack tracklisting for the upcoming ‘T2: Trainspotting 2‘ soundtrack has supposedly been leaked online.

After the initial trailer was released, the clip revealed that Wolf Alice’s track ‘Silk’ would be featured on the soundtrack. Now, the full list of songs seems to have been shared after apparently ‘leaking’ on Amazon.

If true, the classic ‘Lust For Life’ by Iggy Pop from the original soundtrack has been given a violent reboot courtesy of The Prodigy, while Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy’ has been reimagined also. That respect for the old-school also comes by including the likes of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Blondie, Queen, Run DMC and The Clash. As well as the previously revealed Wolf Alice, Fat White Family also bring a kick of modern indie to the fore – while Mercury winners and Glasgow natives Young Fathers have penned new track ‘Only God Knows’ among the three songs they’ve contributed.

The prestige that goes along with being featured on this soundtrack cannot be underestimated. Was there anything bigger than the original Trainspotting soundtrack?

For a band like Wolf Alice, and for all of the newer bands being featured, this is the kind of thing that can help expose a lot of people to their music. We're in a vastly different era from the mid-1990s and the ways of being heard have shifted. It's great that Wolf Alice has a label behind them and some publicity, but opportunities like this can help them even more. It's not as simple as saying, "here's our YouTube video."