Wild Beasts are to release the follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed debut Limbo, Panto debut album on 3rd August 2009. Two Dancers will follow the release of the single, Hooting & Howling on 20th July 2009.
Hooting & Howling is equal parts statement of intent and the celebration of a state of mind. A staring match between Hayden Thorpe’s falsetto at its most lascivious and Benny Little’s guitar, it builds into a tangible sense of pleasure and chaos.
Domino, the group’s record label suggests, Wild Beasts have made a record of earthly pleasures that sounds thrillingly widescreen, open and in awe of life; equally intoxicated and disturbed by the possibilities of pleasure. Two Dancers is a streamlined, minimalist and user friendly Wild Beasts, moving as God had designed them to, with equal grace and gusto, equally elegant and ugly.
Wild Beasts will be playing live throughout the Summer including a special show at the beautiful Hoxton Hall in London on 6th August; full dates are as follows:
Friday 10th July – Canterbury – Lounge On The Farm
Saturday 11th July – Ireland – Oxegen Festival – Pet Sounds Arena
Saturday 18th July – Cheltenham – 2000 Trees Festival
Sunday 19th July – Latitude Festival
Saturday 25th July – Truck Festival- Oxfordshire
Sunday 26th July – Dorset – Camp Bestival
Thursday 6th August – London – Hoxton Hall
Saturday 8th August (TBC) – Ilkley – Moor Festival