Wild Beasts Review
MTV saw the indie boys in London…
Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 18:36
Wild Beasts are a band that will always split opinion- mostly because of their singer Hayden Thorpe’s operatic falsetto vocals.
But at this Koko gig they impressed MTV and showed that they can write an epic tune to rival stadium fillers like Coldplay. With tracks that build beautifully and solid musicianship the Kendal group could be a lot bigger.
We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues is a highlight showing WB’s keen sense of drama as well a hooky chorus.
After a few songs with Hayden on vocals it’s a bit of a relief when the more Ian Curtis-sounding Tom Fleming hits the microphone. On Two Dancers (i) the beat builds and broods with subtle use of a cowbell- not a phrase you often hear.
On this evidence it’s no surprise their recent album Two Dancers was such a cult favourite last year.
By Tom Thorogood
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