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Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts are an indie rock band from Kendal in England's Lake District. They released their first single, "Brave Bulging BuoyantClairvoyants", on Bad Sneakers Records in November 2006, and subsequently signed to Domino Records. They have released threeacclaimed albums, Limbo, Panto in 2008, Two Dancers in 2009, and Smother in 2011. Two Dancers was nominated for the Mercury Prize.

In 2002, Queen Katherine School students Hayden Thorpe and Ben Little formed the duo Fauve, the French term for "wild beast", and beganwriting songs. In January 2004, drummer Chris Talbot, otherw ...read more

Wild Beasts are an indie rock band from Kendal in England's Lake District. They released their first single, "Brave Bulging BuoyantClairvoyants", on Bad Sneakers Records in November 2006, and subsequently signed to Domino Records. They have released threeacclaimed albums, Limbo, Panto in 2008, Two Dancers in 2009, and Smother in 2011. Two Dancers was nominated for the Mercury Prize.

In 2002, Queen Katherine School students Hayden Thorpe and Ben Little formed the duo Fauve, the French term for "wild beast", and beganwriting songs. In January 2004, drummer Chris Talbot, otherwise known as Bert, joined and the band's name became Wild Beasts. The triorecorded their eponymous demo EP in June 2004. In September 2005, the band relocated to Leeds and Tom Fleming joined as full timebassist. The new quartet recorded two further demo EPs, Esprit De Corps and All Men.Wild Beasts signed to Bad Sneakers Records in August 2006. They recorded a live session of three tracks in November 2006 for MarcRiley's Brain Surgery on BBC Radio 6 Music. Bad Sneakers released "Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants" on 20 November. WithHayden's "enormous falsetto voice, which soars over chiming guitars", the single was placed at number 17 in the UK indie chart.In February 2007, Wild Beasts signed to Domino Records. A second single was released on Bad Sneakers Records in April 2007, "ThroughDark Night". In May 2007, music magazine NME listed Wild Beasts as one of ten bands "tipped for the top". Wild Beasts' debut albumLimbo, Panto, described as "shocking, funny, and above all irrevocable", was released on 16 June 2008, with "The Devil's Crayon" singlefollowing on 30 June.The band's second album Two Dancers was released in August 2009 and was widely acclaimed; it featured in many end of year best albumslists for 2009. It was nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize. Wild Beasts' third studio album, entitled Smother, was released in May 2011.The band subsequently announced the addition of touring band member Katie Harkin from Sky Larkin. « hide

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