Wild Beasts, Erland & The Carnival, LoneWolf

Paul Cook 16/03/2010

For a third time in as many years Wild Beasts gave a phenomenal performance in Norwich. Their indie pop-operatics never fail to stun, inspire and uplift and the modestly sized crowd of 400 - 500 people inside Norwich Waterfront were treated to almost-full renditions of both albums from the Kendal four-piece.

The most recent material from the band's sophomore album Two Dancers combined perfectly with Limbo, Panto material, as expected; testament to the band's consistency and unwavering, unique approach to their music. Vocally, you'll struggle to see a more intriguing mixed-bag of highs and lows and instrumentally the delicate layering and ever-perfect timing make Wild Beasts a band to see again and again.

Best-known singles The Devil's Crayon and Hooting and Howling were somewhat overshadowed by lesser-known album tracks, not for their inferiority, but for the sheer brilliance of the band's back-catalogue and follow-up material. The soaring, triumphant Two Dancers teetered on the edge of it's crescendo before breaking into it's thundering chorus and the operatic His Grinning Skill proving that the band's brace of albums are as unique and enchanting as each other.

The new single We've Still Got The Taste Dancing on Our Tongues was released this week too:

Wild Beasts are also touring their socks off this year, playing a bucket-load of festivals big and small alongside headline tours - You'd be mad to miss them!

31/03/10 - AMSTERDAM Paradiso SOLD OUT
01/04/10 - NANCY L'autre Canal
02/04/10 - LYON Epicerie Moderne
03/04/10 - MARSEILLE Cabaret Aletoire
04/04/10 - GRENOBLE Le Ciel
06/04/10 - LAUSANNE Le Romandie
07/04/10 - ST GALLEN Theater Palace
08/04/10 - MAYRHOFEN Snowbombing
09/04/10 - BOLOGNE Locomotiv
11/04/10 - ROME MIT Festival
12/04/10 - MILAN Magnoli
13/04/10 - MUNICH Kranhalle
15/04/10 - PARIS Maroquinerie
16/04/10 - BRUSSELS Botanique
17/04/10 - COLOGNE Gebaude 9
19/04/10 - HAMBURG Uebel and Gefarlich
20/04/10 - BERLIN Lido
01/05/10 - LEEDS 'Live At Leeds' Met Uni
14/05/10 - BRIGHTON The Great Escape Pavilion Theatre Uncut Night
22/05/10 - GLASGOW ABC Stag & Dagger Festival
27/05/10 - SPAIN Primavera Festival
29/05/10 - BRISTOL Dot To Dot Festival
30/05/10 - NOTTINGHAM Dot To Dot Festival
31/05/10 - MANCHESTER Dot To Dot Festival
01/07/10 - DENMARK Roskilde Festival
02/07/10 - DENMARK Roskilde Festival
03/07/10 - DENMARK Roskilde Festival
04/07/10 - DENMARK Roskilde Festival
16/07/10 - SOUTHWOLD Suffolk Latitude festival
17/07/10 - LONDON Lovebox Festival Victoria Park
21/08/10 - BRECON BEACONS Green Man Festival
12/09/10 - ISLE OF WIGHT Bestival

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