ALBUM REVIEW: Wild Beasts | Present Tense

Wild Beasts have been on something of an evolutionary arc with each album showcasing their willingness to dig deep into creative corners and musically chance their hearts and heads. Present Tense continues that trend, taking them further into the world of lush electronica. They’ve always been a band built on the tremendous voices of Haydn Thorpe and Tom Fleming, a strength they readily accept and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Wild Beasts | Present Tense

INTERVIEW: Wild Beasts

THEORY OF EVOLUTION Heading down under to play Splendour in the Grass Wild Beasts bring with them a new album Smother that is already garnering critical acclaim for its further refinement of their literate and nuanced art pop. Hayden Thorpe talks Chris Familton through the changes. The UK quartet from the Lakes District have upped the ante with each of their previous two albums, peeling … Continue reading INTERVIEW: Wild Beasts

NEWS: Splendour Sideshows Announced…

Now that this year’s Splendour is all but sold out the promoters have given the go ahead for the release of the sideshow details so that those of us who can’t or choose not to attend the event can get along to their fave act’s own headline gigs – normally the best way to experience them if you are a real fan. Some of our … Continue reading NEWS: Splendour Sideshows Announced…

NEWS: London’s Field Day line-up continues to grow…

        A new list of acts has been added to the already awesome list of bands scheduled for Field Day in London’s Victoria Park on Aug 6th. They have now added James Blake, Aphex Twin, Jamie xx, Zola Jesus, Warpaint, Michael Mayer, Anna Calvi, Faust and About Group, the improv ensemble anchored by Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and This Heat’s Charles Hayward. They … Continue reading NEWS: London’s Field Day line-up continues to grow…

FIRST LISTEN: Hear the new song from Wild Beasts…

Albatross, the first track from the forthcoming Wild Beasts album Smother has surfaced and you can hear it below. Sounding a little underwhelming on the first few listens, there are some nice soft melodies that eventually emerge amid the twinkling electronics. The album is released on Domino on 9th May 2011 on CD, 12″ vinyl, and digital download. Smother was recorded in late 2010 in a remote part … Continue reading FIRST LISTEN: Hear the new song from Wild Beasts…

NEWS: Wild Beasts announce new album…

Wild Beasts are quick to follow up their 2009 brilliant album (and our fave of the year) Two Dancers with Smother. The record is due out May 9th via Domino was produced by Richard Formby (Spaceman 3, Mogwai). Tracklisting 01 Lion’s Share 02 Bed of Nails 03 Deeper 04 Loop the Loop 05 Plaything 06 Invisible 07 Albatross 08 Reach a Bit Further 09 Burning … Continue reading NEWS: Wild Beasts announce new album…

STREAM: Wild Beasts | Two Dancers (Remixes)

Wild Beasts are hav ing a bit of fun farming out tracks from last year’s Two Dancers album and after releasing a 12″ of We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues they are set to release a double 12″ pack of The Fun Powder Plot and This Is Our Lot in November 8th. The first 12″ features dancefloor-orientated remixes courtesy of Canadian synth-pop … Continue reading STREAM: Wild Beasts | Two Dancers (Remixes)

NEWS: LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2010…

Fantastic main announcement for the Laneway Festival in 2010! Highlights for Doubtful Sounds have to be Black Lips, Wild Beasts (our potential album of 09), Daniel Johnston, Echo And The Bunnymen and The XX who we have had on rotation recently. Echo & The Bunnymen Florence and The Machine Black Lips The XX Daniel Johnston # Sarah Blasko N.AS.A Eddy Current Suppression Ring Hockey Dappled … Continue reading NEWS: LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2010…

REVIEW: WILD BEASTS – Two Dancers

1 2 3 4 5 Reviewed for FasterLouder Wild Beasts are already onto their second album with Two Dancers; a relatively quick follow up to their debut, Limbo, Panto, from 2008. It suggests they were brimming with ideas after the critical success of the first album and there is no doubt that the enthusiasm to record and release new material has paid off. They have … Continue reading REVIEW: WILD BEASTS – Two Dancers