About Wild Beasts
With Hayden Thorpe's falsetto lending the Wild Beasts afrobeat and rockabilly infused post-punk an absolutely surreal tint, the Brit outfit swiftly built a local following in the mid-'00s in its adoptive Leeds hometown, before generating an international underground buzz by the decade's end. It's a borderline musical circus as the four-piece band changes tempo at will and switches up genres as many as four times in one song. Thorpe also favors flamboyant and literate Morrissey-esque lyrics furthering the band's musical disorientation and glorious descent into rock & roll fever.
- Leeds, England