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.