Spending the past few years on the road touring with the previous album Two Dancers, Wild Beasts’ new autobiographical material recounts secreted tales of isolation and broken hopes.
“I think it’s a big myth that sad music is sad because I think in so many ways sad music is so positive and life-affirming – far more so than any kind of Hollywood happiness.” Hayden Thorpe.
Writing very raw and human music, easily appreciated by anyone with depth of character, Wild Beasts are deep creatures. Considering instrumental arrangements before outfits, the four childhood friends turned band mates from Kendal are awkward in manner but perform incredibly as an orchestra. Signed to Bad Sneakers records in 2006, Hayden, Ben Little, Tom Flemming and Chris Talbot have since released three critically acclaimed albums, been nominated for numerous Mercury music awards and garnered a fanatical international fan-base that tops 33,000 likes on Facebook and is followed by 18,000 on twitter. Melodramatic, eccentric and brilliantly British, these four ordinary boys went away for a time, taking a break from the new material to make remixes for fellow bandmates 2:54 and pop kook queen Lady Gaga.
Text: Milly McMahon
Film: Michelle Peerali