Wild Beasts – Wanderlust

Shame Wild Beasts couldn’t afford decent lighting (cutbacks, obviously) but love the new single. There’s seemingly a cameo from Fernando The Man Whore. Sounds much more upbeat and strangely Phillip Glass-inspired than the last album Smother, which was good but very downbeat and introspective musically.

“Don’t confuse me with someone who gives a fuck,
Funny how that little pound buy a lotta luck,
Don’t confuse me with someone who gives a fuck,
In(?) your mother tongue what’s the verb to suck?…”
– my new anthem for 2014 I think! Wish I’d checked out the single yesterday when I saw the announcement as it would have gone straight into the new podcast – it’ll most likely be in the next one!

New album Perfect Tense is out on the 24th of February, and they’re touring around then with a special pre-order offer of a free digital download of Wanderlust single and signed CDs for the first 200 tickets sold (at least for the London gig on April 1st). I’ve just ordered mine, I hope I get it signed (if not I’ll be narked as it’s a quid more – I then expect the band then to buy me a drink 😛 Well gotta try…)

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