#311 Wild Beasts – Wanderlust

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, Panto – not surprising given that was now six years ago, but worthy of mention given that’s the sound with which they’re still probably most closely associated. All brooding, pulsing synths and syncopated beats, Kendal’s finest continue to get away with lyrics nobody else would dare to attempt (‘don’t confuse me with someone that gives a fuck’ – is the song’s repeated mantra) and, more importantly, continue to make extraordinary music.