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- Website: www.myspace.com/wildbeasts
Wild Beasts are an indie rock outfit formed in Kendal in 2002. The four-piece (Hayden Thorpe on vocals and guitar, Ben Little on guitar, Tom Fleming on bass guitar and vocals and Chris Talbot on drums and vocals) released there first single Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants on the independent record label Bad Sneakers in 2006 before being signed to Domino Records in 2009, the single was re-released in 2008 on the new label. The rockers have released two studio albums on Domino Records, their debut Limbo, Panto which features the single The Devil's Crayon. Their second album Two Dancers features the singles All The Kin's Men and Hooting & Howling, which received critical acclaims from both America and Britain. Before the band released their albums, they released a series of EPs Wild Beasts, Espirit De Corps and All Men. The band's tour kicks off in London and visits Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin and Australia before heading back to London.
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Reviews & features
Wild Beasts, Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, Mon 14 Nov 201121 Nov 2011
Compelling mix of fluid instrumentation and surreal vocals
‘We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time’ declares Wild Beasts' Hayden Thorpe, raising his tumbler of whisky and Buckfast. After their latest album Smother proved a remarkable follow on from Mercury nominated Two Dancers, the band are fresh…
Single of the month: Alphabet Song by Panda Su18 May 2011
Singles and downloads review, April 2011
You join The List in a Central Belt end terrace on a Monday morning. And yes, it’s done up like a Dalston warehouse; yes those are over-active strobes: can we interest you in a whistling glow-stick emblazoned with Hello Kitty’s face? Correct, we are…
Wild Beasts - Smother20 Apr 2011
Hayden Thorpe and co deliver sleazily brilliant third album
(Domino) Having covered back alley frottaging and the pleasures of ‘girls from Whitby’ on their 2009 release Two Dancers, the four-piece from Kendal have peeled back the net curtains even further for Smother, casting a pale light on the kinks of…