Wild things Five essential tracks from the Wild Beasts songbook
Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants( Limbo, Panto)
Agleeful, bouncing, good ol’ fashioned knee-slapper of a pop song that perfectly showcases frontman Hayden Thorpe’s incredible falsetto.
All the King’s Men (Two Dancers)
Co-vocalist and bassist Tom Fleming takes the lead with the soft, chiming musical cant er that is brilliant ly at odds with the chest-beating machismo on display inthe song’s lyrics.
Bed of Nails( Smother)
A love song with a twist as Thorpe references Mary Shelley’ s Frank enstein and Shakespeare’ s Hamlet.
Wanderlust( Present Tense)
A grimy, synth- addledgem that comes bursting aggressive ly out of the traps to set the tone for their excellent fourth album.
Get My Bang( Boy King)
Another electronic thu do fat rack that feels worlds away from their debut, but exhibits Wild Beasts’ progression as a band.