The follow-up to 'Two Dancers' is set for release this Spring

Wild Beasts have said they’re taking inspiration from Mary Shelly‘s Frankenstein on their new album.

Singer Hayden Thorpe, speaking in the new issue of NME, compared the band to the fictional monster, admitting that they have “always felt like this odd creature that’s sort of hard to love”. Speaking of Wild Beasts‘s new album, Thorpe added that “the more I try to write a pop song the more it ends up being bizarre”, but went onto state that he thinks their position as outsiders is “a blessing rather than a curse”.

The band have been writing and recording the new album, which is expected to be released this spring, in London‘s Dalston and Snowdonia in Wales. Track titles include ‘Bed Of Nails’ and ‘Burning’.

Wild Beasts are in the new issue of NME, on UK newsstands now or available digitally.

The issue previews the 60 most exciting albums of 2011, also featuring The Strokes, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys, Beady Eye, La Roux, Plan B, Damon Albarn and 52 other acts, with in-the-studio reports and photos.

Blog – which albums are you most looking forward to hearing in 2011?

Photo gallery – in-the-studio and beyond with the acts releasing new albums this year