See Wild Beasts Tomorrow Night at Mercury Lounge

September 9th, 2009

Classmates Hayden Thorpe and Ben Little formed the guitar duo Fauve (French for wild beast)—with Thorpe singing—in 2002. In pursuit of a bigger sound, they eventually added Chris Talbot on drums and Tom Fleming on bass, took on the new name Wild Beasts (English for wild beasts) and moved the band from Kendal, England, to Leeds, where they quickly earned a loyal local following. After putting out three EPs, anchored by Thorpe’s soaring falsetto, Wild Beasts finally released their first full-length album, Limbo, Panto, in 2008. The follow-up album, Two Dancers, came out just last month. See them tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge (along with Roman Candle) before they cross the Atlantic for a European tour.

(Check out Wild Beasts, above, performing “The Dead’s Crayon,” off Limbo, Panto, at the BBC festival Electric Proms.)