Wild Beasts

Album | Wild Beasts – Present Tense

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Crisp production and a stunning vocal performance combine to make Wild Beasts’ fourth album Present Tense a treasure of a record. Spanning a spectrum of colour and mood, the songs boast distinctive lyrics and expertly crafted structures. The synth, bass,…

#311 Wild Beasts – Wanderlust

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Praise whichever particular lord you believe in (we’ll probably go for some sort of Nick Drake/Joni Mitchell hybrid deity), Wild Beasts are back with a new single, ‘Wanderlust’. It’s a long way from the glorious histrionics of their debut Limbo,…

#156 Fun Adults – For Water

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Fun Adults are at the very beginning of what promises to be a long and interesting journey as a band, but they must already be sick of comparisons with Wild Beasts. Look, there’s another one. It may have been dressed…

Album: Wild Beasts – Smother

Wild Beasts, possibly the most exciting band to emerge from the British music scene over the last decade, have been criticised for being preposterous and overblown, and for taking themselves too seriously. As they open up their coruscating third album…

Festival: Bestival 2010

As an Isle of Wight native, I’ve seen Bestival grow from a small, sparky young thing in 2004 to the vast, fiery dragon it is today. I worried that my favourite festival was about to grow so big that it…