Hooting and Hollowing is the latest musical gem from the Wild Beasts. Although the four piece from Kendal still ooze theatrical charisma, the absurdly fantastic quirks that defined their first album are slightly diluted and replaced by mystical guitar echoes, layered arrangements laced with understated funk and a deep bass that punctuates the song.
The track offers a different, more evolved sound that will please both old and new fans. Something that does remain constant, however, is Hayden Thorpe’s strikingly dramatic falsetto vocals which as always remain hauntingly unforgettable.
A fantastically moreish appetizer from their soon to be released second album, Two Dancers.
Words: Selina Nwulu