Biography

Wild Beasts is an English rock-band assembled in Kendal in 2002 and now based in Leeds. Initially, this project was designed as a duet called Fauve and consisting of guitarist and vocalist Hayden Thorpe and guitarist Ben Little. After they were joined by drummer Chris Talbot, the group was renamed to Wild Beasts. As a trio, the outfit recorded their self-titled debut EP. The formation of the lineup ended after they recruited bassist Tom Fleming, which was shortly followed by the relocation to Leeds and signing up an agreement with a small label called Bad Sneakers Records. In November 2006, the musicians prepared and delivered to the stores their first single under the title Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants. Colored by the easily recognizable vocals of Hayden Thorpe, this song elevated to the seventeenth place in the independent labels charts. The music channel BBC 6 also took part in promoting the song giving it considerable amount of airplay. As confident beginning as this one gave the lads an opportunity to find quickly a new partner in the shape of the company Domino Records.

In the early 2007, the influential British magazine NME included Wild Beasts into the list of those they deemed to reach the tops of the charts in the nearest future. In the next year, the English outfit issued their first full-length studio record that received the name Limbo, Panto.У Wild Beasts produced an amazingly mature and profound work; and it was hard to believe that the group with the member’s average age of twenty one could do such a thing. According to the words of the musicians, they came down to the studio with a clear image of what they were supposed to make. The album’s strongest side was, definitely, Thorpe’s singing, his falsetto perfectly combined with excellently recorded instrumental parts. Catchy pop-tunes energized by dynamic guitar sounding overloaded the whole set making it almost impossible to select the best song out of the list. The material seemed to be flawless. The sounding of the record made Wild Beasts effortlessly seen in the multitude of the other acts, which left no doubts about the talent and independent approach of these musicians. Since the very start, they decided they would do only what they liked and this destined their music to be so sincere and emotional. The entire long player constituted an awesome material for live shows so eagerly attended by the ever-growing army of the band’s supporters.

As soon as in the following year, Wild Beasts released their second album, Two Dancers. Radiating as many feelings as possible, from euphoria to agony, it continued the musical theme the musicians started on their debut work. The record was made in Norfolk with all the members being not only the performers, but also co-producers. These two studio works appeared enough for Wild Beasts to go rush forward ahead of the time and the legion of other performers setting the standards of the future indie-rock.

Studio Albums

Wild Beasts, Boy King mp3Boy King
2016
  • Indie Pop
  • Synth Pop
Wild Beasts, Present Tense mp3Present Tense
2014
  • Dream Pop
  • Synth Pop
Wild Beasts, Present Tense (Special Edition) mp3Present Tense (Special Edition)
2014
  • Dream Pop
  • Indie Pop
  • Synth Pop
Wild Beasts, Smother mp3Smother
2011
  • Indie Pop
  • Dream Pop
Wild Beasts, Two Dancers mp3Two Dancers
The second studio work by the British quartet Wild Beasts consolidated their position among the other young indie-rock performers. Two Dancers appeared an even better album than their impressive debut record released only a year ago
2009
  • Indie Pop
  • Indie Rock
  • New Wave
  • Post-Punk
Wild Beasts, Limbo, Panto mp3Limbo, Panto
2008
  • Indie Pop
  • Post-Punk