WILD BEASTS Oran Mor, Glasgow, May 6 * * *

August 11, 2011

It’s easy to understand the appeal of Kendal quartet Wild Beasts. Hypnotic rhythms underpin much of what they do, while their songs have a dramatic air that gives the overall sound a sense of grandeur.

However although the crowd was certainly receptive, there was a lacklustre aspect to tonight’s show that made their set easy rather than avid listening.

Deeper was the pick of the new material aired. Lifted from their new album Smother, the song oozed atmosphere even with the slightly Tony Hadley-esque vocals. Less pleasing was the more upbeat Still Got The Taste which failed to ignite. All in all it was a hit or miss set and one which lacked a cutting edge.

Wild Beasts’ ‘Albatross’

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