Wild Beasts - Two Dancers (1 star)

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This article is from 2009.

Wild Beasts - Two Dancers

Imagine Antony Hegarty from Antony and the Johnsons fronting vintage Talking Heads. It might just work, right? Wrong, at least in the hands of Kendal kids Wild Beasts, it is. Maybe it’s all in the execution, which is at best seriously underwhelming and at worst excruciatingly painful. Singer Hayden Thorpe’s idiosyncratic falsetto has none of the emotional gravitas needed to pull this sort of thing off, his lyrics are asinine in the extreme and the band’s white-boy funked-up indie fare is drearily forgettable to the point of complete amnesia.


This article is from 2009.

Wild Beasts

Flamboyant Weimar cabaret-like sounds and mellower, broodier material from touted Lake District quartet Wild Beasts.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Mon 1 May

Over-16s only

£23 / 0131 560 1581

Part of Nothing Ever Happens Here.


1. Ruth23 Jul 2009, 11:11pm Report

Douglas. Lifeless. What a bland life you must lead. Perhaps go back to your day job and leave all this confusing music stuff behind aye? Put on your Phil Collins and don't worry your little head. Having heard this record a few times on the net, you couldn't be more wrong.

2. Ryanp31 Jul 2009, 10:15pm Report

NME 9/10, Q 4/5, MOJO 4/5, Clash 9/10. So Doug, who do you think you are writing a four line review when you obviously don't have a clue? I'll stick to uncut thanks.

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