Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Reactions: Wild Beasts, 'Wanderlust'


































If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, I've clearly not been doing my job 
properly if you don't know that I like, love, ADORE Wild Beasts. With 2011's Smother my favourite album of all time, on the basis that every time I listen to it, I end up picking a new favourite song, I've been counting down the day till their comeback.

Luckily for me, their comeback was worth the wait. In fact, it's ruddy ace. Titled Wanderlust, it's dark 80's synthpop recall better moments of Editors 'In This Light' record before morphing into something altogether more stealthy, Hayden's honey smooth delivery gliding over the 'Don't Confuse Me With Someone Who Gives A Fuck' refrain, all the more menacing for how calmly it's delivered. It's not exactly what many would have expected after the introspect of Smother, but it's all the better for it. What with having witnessed it live a few months back (and three other new songs they also played), I can confirm that we are all in for a treat come February 24th.

Wild Beasts fourth album 'Present Tense' will be released on Domino Records on February 24th. Tracklisting and the video to Wanderlust are available below.




WILD BEASTS - PRESENT TENSE
1)WANDERLUST
2)NATURE BOY  
3)MECCA 
4)SWEET SPOT
5)DAUGHTERS 
6)PREGNANT PAUSE 
7)A SIMPLE BEAUTIFUL TRUTH 
8)A DOG’S LIFE 
9)PAST PERFECT
10)NEW LIFE 
11)PALACE 

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