Wild Beasts – All The King’s Men
I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to take an interest in Wild Beasts. I’m a big fan of evident kindred spirits British Sea Power, and appreciate Hayden Thorpe’s impressive Billy Mackenzie-esque falsetto. Something’s not quite clicked for me thus far though – I think it could well be that they sound like they’re trying a bit too hard. Anyway, this dreamy mid-paced number has me pretty much converted. All spooky chants, layered guitars and lists of random English towns. Works for me.