Wild things Five es­sen­tial tracks from the Wild Beasts song­book

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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.

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