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Flamboyant Weimar cabaret-like sounds and mellower, broodier material from touted Lake District quartet Wild Beasts.
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Reviews & features
Wild Beasts - The Arches, Glasgow, Thu 27 Mar 201431 Mar 2014
Hayden Thorpe and co play a special set of celestial songs from new album Present Tense
Present Tense, Wild Beast's fourth album, has been showered with acclaim since its release earlier this month. Rightfully so too, it's an exquisite record which cements the Kendal group's gradual evolution from carnal, loquacious, indie upstarts, into…
Wild Beasts - Present Tense21 Feb 2014
A technically immaculate but ultimately self-satisfied attempt to dissolve into a new genre
'Don't confuse me with someone who gives a fuck,' sneers Wild Beasts' singer Hayden Thorpe on the stirring chorus of 'Wanderlust', albeit in the most tender, polite way imaginable. While it's not directed towards the future critics of his group's…
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…
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…
Wild Beasts - Two Dancers23 Jul 2009
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…