After listening to The Morning Benders a lot, I wasn’t keen to listen to another band from the same crop of sunny, fuzzed out indie pop, so I was pleasantly surprised to find Wild Beasts’ latest Two Dancers full of crisp drums, running bass lines and distinct vocals. Fans of Jimps’ favourite band of last year When Saints Go Machine will love this stuff. Opener The Fun Powder Plot is, from what I can tell, a song about cocaine, and is just as addictive as it (from what I’ve heard of course). With its almost break-beat drumming This Is Our Lot is my favourite cut off the album, while the obligatory, usually instrumental track near the end on almost all indie albums, here called Under Belly, is actually quite an entrancing piece of work. I was really edgy on a flight home last weekend and the second half of the track eased me down a lot I just wish it wasn’t cut short.
I’d never heard of Itch-E & Scratch-E before this track but apparently they are Australian electronic music legends. But I will be looking out for anything they do now because the track below is possibly the most bad-ass electro song I’ve ever heard. Usually I would be against lyrics in a track as menacing as this, but here New York MC MDNA’s fierce but dirtily humorous taunts add to the song’s brilliance. It would be fucking incredible on large speakers.
Have a good weekend,