Wild Beasts live at Highline Ballroom

Posted by The G on August 12, 2010 under G Reviews | 3 Comments to Read

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Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts

England’s Wild Beasts played a sold out show at the Highline Ballroom in New York on August 11, 2010 and I was there to catch all the action.  After wonderful opening sets from Lone Wolf and The Kissaway Trail (more to come on both bands, so stay tuned), Wild Beasts showed the crowd why they are nominated for the 2010 Mercury Prize for best album for “Two Dancers.”  The awards ceremony takes place on September 7, 2010 in England, so keep your fingers crossed!  If you don’t know their music, the band is a little bit of indie rock mixed with ethereal dream pop.  Co-Lead Singer Hayden Thorpe has a countertenor voice and he sounds like a cross between Antony from Antony and the Johnsons mixed with Bono!  They played fan favorites such as “We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues,” “Hooting and Howling,” and “Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants.”  Every song sounds ready made to be a stadium sing-a-long and I certainly look forward to hearing more great things to come from Wild Beasts.  I met the band after the show and they were extremely nice.  More to come on that encounter.  One quick note, when I spoke with Ben Little of Wild Beasts, he had mentioned that at the beginning of the show, he took off his shoes and left them at the edge of the stage.  Someone stole them! Not cool.  Worst of all, the band is catching a flight out of New York at 6:30 in the morning, so please return Ben’s shoes ASAP!

For now, see some more pictures as well as the set list, after the jump.

Ben Little and Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts

The Set list for Wild Beasts at the Highline Ballroom on August 11, 2010. Now property of the G Archives

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