Remi Wolf, Wellington New Zealand, 2023

Remi Wolf

11th January 2023
San Fran, Wellington, New Zealand

Photography by Maeve O’Connell.

With a reputation as a fierce live performer, Remi Wolf has sold out many rooms around the world and garnered praise from fans and critics alike.

In fact, it was audiences ‘immediate response’ to her talent that instilled in Wolf a sense of confidence that carried her through music school and into a post-grad stint gracing local Los Angeles venues.

“Before I really fell in love with writing, I loved performing,” says Remi. “That’s always been my home base, it lights something up in my soul that is never lit up at any other time in my life. It’s a very powerful thing — the most expressive I feel like I will ever get.”

Making waves with her 2019 track ‘Guy’, Remi Wolf garnered attention from indie-pop darling Still Woozy and scored a spot opening on their tour. Three critically acclaimed EP’s followed – ‘You’re A Dog’, ‘I’m Allergic To Dogs’ and ‘We Love Dogs!’ — mostly created in makeshift studios with her co-producer Jared Soloman and limited gear. Apple would later recruit Wolf to soundtrack an iPhone commercial, and she’d receive major co-signs from the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, SZA, John Mayer, Dominic Fike and more.

With her debut album Juno (2021), Wolf dabbled in funk, pop, indie, punk, dance and everything in between. NME applauded the offering as “funk pop at its brightest and boldest” and Pitchfork describing it as “an effervescent, hook-filled record that flirts with weighty emotions… every ounce of sunshine is tempered by grit”.

The project marked the first time Remi Wolf had the resources to outsource the more technical elements of the production process, as well as access to high quality equipment; an adjustment for a self-proclaimed DIY artist.

Her euphoric live set is an experience to behold, the 26-year-old talking candidly about mental health, sobriety, social anxiety and more, but turning it into a celebration and exuding absolute star power. Last night Wellington was treated to such a set when Remi Wolf performed live with Kiwi Pop act Foley in support. Ambient Light photographer Maeve O’Connell was there to photograph the show, and has filed this gallery of images – check it all out below!

Remi Wolfe:
Foley:

Were you there at San Fran for this magnificent pop gig? Or have you seen Remi Wolf perform live somewhere else before? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Setlist:
  1. Intro Jam
  2. Quiet on Set
  3. Wyd
  4. Monte Carlo
  5. Liquor Store
  6. Sexy Villain
  7. Liz
  8. Crazy [Gnarls Barkley cover]
  9. Positive Affirmations by Conor Malloy
  10. Anthony Kiedis
  11. Guerrilla
  12. Woo!
  13. Shawty / It Wasn’t Me [Shaggy cover]
  14. Photo ID
  15. Disco Man [encore]

Note: Ambient Light was provided a pass to photograph this concert. 

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