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Wild Beasts Biography

Wild Beasts (formed 2004)

Wild Beasts are an alternative rock band from Kendal in Cumbria, though their notoriety began after they moved to Leeds, West Yorkshire. The lineup of the band consists of Hayden (vocals & guitar), Benny (guitar), Tom (bass & vocals) and Bert (vocals & percussion).

Wild Beasts: Formation

Hayden Thorpe and Ben Little formed a band called Fuave (which is French for 'wild beast') after meeting at Queen Katherine School. Two years later, Chris Talbot (known as Bert) joined the band and they changed their name to Wild Beasts. Tom Fleming joined the band after they relocated to Leeds.

Wild Beasts: Music

The debut single to be released by Wild Beasts was 'Brave, Bulging Bouyant Clairvoyants', on Leeds' Bad Sneakers Records, with whom they signed in 2006. Later that year, the band performed a live session on Marc Riley's session on BBC Radio 6 Music. Their second single, 'Through the Dark Night' was also released on Bad Sneakers.

The band later signed to Domino Records (home of Pavement, The Fall, Franz Ferdinand and Lightspeed Champion), and were 'tipped for the top' by NME in May of that year.

After signing to Domino, Wild Beasts released their debut studio album, Limbo, Panto. The following single from the album was 'The Devil's Crayon', released at the end of June, 2008.

Having already gained a great deal of critical acclaim, Wild Beasts' second album, Two Dancers built on their success and was very well received by critics and the public alike. The album's success culminated in a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize in 2010 (the prize was eventually won by The XX).

Wild Beasts' song 'Underbelly' was featured in a Santander advert featuring Lewis Hamilton.

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The Latest Wild Beasts News

Nile Rodgers And Chic To Play In Croatia

26th March 2014

Nile Rodgers and Chic will play Croatia for the first time later this year. The 'Le Freak' hitmakers have been...

Latitude Festival To Go Ahead Says Organiser Despite Wet Weather Warnings

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The main organiser of Suffolk's Latitude Festival has promised that there will be 'absolutely no cancellation' despite the wet weather...

Latitude Festival 2012: Bon Iver To Play Only Uk Festival Date At Latitude

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Latitude Festival has announced its initial line-up for 2012. Due to headline will be Bon Iver; Elbow and Paul Weller....

Coachella Line Up 2012: At The Drive-in Make Their Return

10th January 2012

Coachella announced its line-up for 2012 on Monday (January 9, 2012), naming the likes of The Kaiser Chiefs, Noel Gallagher...

Katy B's Friends Spoiled Mercury Surprise

6th September 2011

Katy B's friends knew she was nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize before she did.The 'Easy Please Me' singer is...

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Wild Beasts Reviews

Field Day - Victoria Park, London. 6th August 2011 Live Review

9th August 2011

As one-day music festivals go, London's Field Day stands out from the crowd as being...

Wild Beasts - Smother Album Review

9th May 2011

Its difficult to envisage where Wild Beasts would be at this moment in time had...

Wild Beasts - Two Dancers Album Review

3rd August 2009

Review of Wild Beasts album Two Dancers released through Domino Records. From the first few...

Wild Beasts - Limbo, Panto Album Review

4th August 2008

Review of Wild Beasts debut album Limbo, Panto released through Domino Records. There's a brief...

Wild Beasts - Assembly Single Review

5th December 2007

Wild Beasts Assembly (Domino)Single ReviewWhenever I hear a high-pitched vocal shattering crystal and china all...

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Wild Beasts Festivals

Austin City Limits

3rd October 2014

Unknown Croatia

8th September 2014

The Great Escape UK

8th May 2014

Sziget Festival

11th August 2014


7th April 2014

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Wild Beasts Interviews

Wild Beasts, Interview

2nd September 2010

2010 has really been the Year of the Beast. Up to their necks in praise...

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The Latest Wild Beasts Press Releases

Free Download Of Wild Beasts 'Wanderlust - The Field Remix' [Listen]

12th March 2014

To celebrate the release of Wild Beasts' album, Present Tense, and single,...

Wild Beasts Announce New Album 'Present Tense' Released 24th February 2014

8th January 2014

Domino is proud to present the fourth album from Wild Beasts, Present Tense,...

Wild Beasts Announce Intimate Show At The Lexington In London On Friday 7th December 2012

29th November 2012

We are very excited to announce that Wild Beasts will be playing an intimate...

Wild Beasts Announce UK Tour March 2012

29th November 2011

Currently on a sold out UK tour, Wild Beasts are pleased to announce another set of dates for...

Wild Beasts Announce New Single 'Reach A Bit Further'

20th September 2011

Wild Beasts are to release Reach a Bit Further as the next single from their widely acclaimed...

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