Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Video: Wild Beasts - Acoustic Session

Much props to Daniel over at Electric Whipcrack for this gem. As part of 'La Garage Session' you can watch Wild Beasts perform a stripped down acoustic take on three numbers from their new album Smother - 'Reach A Bit Further', 'Bed Of Nails' and 'Deeper'.

Smother has been worming its way into my bones over the past few days and it just gets better and better with every listen. After the 'dancing cocks', wanton lust and general debauchery of Two Dancers, this new record is a soothing antidote; the calm after the storm. Perfectly measured and impeccably produced it's a stirring, emotive and accomplished piece of work from a band now showing incredible depth and promise far beyond that of their initial brave and bulging debut.

Smother is released on Friday and is currently streaming over at Domino.

Wild Beasts, la garage session from Télérama on Vimeo.


  1. I like it! (bar the rude, crude, lude, cringe part).

  2. Three day later and I now change that comment to "I love it! (even with the rude, crude, lude, cringe part)".