Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Primavera Preview #1: Wild Beasts

Get the sunscreen out and call your dealer because it's festival season!  Yes, I know Primavera Sound is still four months away but its line up just keeps on getting more exciting and a little bit of pre-festival hype never hurt anybody.  With the announcement of Pavement playing their first European show in over a decade followed by a barrage of other top acts, Primavera Sound has effectively marketed themselves as one of the "best bang for buck" festivals in Europe(look out Glastonbury).  Here at Kids Don't Follow, we'll be featuring one new band or artist from the line up every week to help you make an informed decision once it becomes to time to pull out the highlighters and hopelessly try to plan your festival schedule.

This week's featured band is Wild Beasts.  Bryan Ferryesque crooning within Remain in Light style afro-jam sessions sounds like an unpleasant or possibly not very well thought out combination of genres.  Like a lost child aimlessly wandering through the mall, the songs from Wild Beasts at first cautiously approach their many possible choices.  But once something new and appealing is found to draw their momentary attention, who knows where they might end up.

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