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Watch Wild Beasts’ Hayden Thorpe join Anna Calvi to perform David Byrne collaboration ‘Strange Weather’

Anna Calvi
The pair linked up at the Brixton Windmill last night for an Independent Venue Week gig.

Hayden Thorpe – ‘Diviner’ review

There was always a sense of unfinished business about Wild Beasts, the horny, sensitive four-piece who surprised fans when they called it a day in 2017, with five – well, four – acclaimed albums to their name. Their first four records were distinctly idiosyncratic and British, all Baroque-pop and frontman Hayden Thorpe’s divisive falsetto vocal, which delivered musings on...

Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe goes solo: “it’s like playing chess against yourself…”

The spilt of Wild Beasts was a knock for fans. Held up as one of British indie’s most individualistic talents, the four boys from Kendal held a mystery that set them apart from the trilby and winkle-picker-wearing hordes of noughties indie boys. At the heart of their appeal was frontman Hayden Thorpe, a whisper-delicate vocalist whose lyrics targeted toxic...

25 killer albums turning 10 in 2019

If 2008 was the year that saw some pop (Coldplay), rock (Kings Of Leon) and hip-hop (Lil Wayne) giants cement their place as the game's big hitters, 2009 will be remembered as the year where some vital fresh blood reared their head. From the storming debuts of The xx and Florence and The Machine to coming-of-age releases from Arctic Monkeys and...

Listen to former Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe’s tender debut single, ‘Diviner’

Former Wild Beasts frontman Hayden Thorpe has today released his debut single, 'Diviner'. Thorpe revelled that the new track was written soon after the shock news that Wild Beasts had decided to split up in 2017, after ten years together. Read More: 25 killer albums turning 10 in 2019 Speaking about the new track, Thorpe said: “Diviner became the first song and the...

10 years on, these 2009 indie classics still absolutely bang

Painful though it may be to admit, 2009 was now a full decade ago. You are, I’m afraid to say, officially old. The era of spray-on skinnies, those weird scarves that looked like dishcloth, and endless pints of snakebite is well and truly over. But, even a decade on, the indie bangers of 2009 still hold up as some of...

Download these free stems from Wild Beasts and Everything Everything to make your own tracks

Wild Beasts, Everything Everything and British Sea Power are among a group of artists who have donated stems to an organ donation inititative. Speed Donating Singles was set up by Dutch Uncles' Robin Richards to encourage people to sign up for organ donation - which is still an opt-in process in the UK (apart from Wales, which has changed to...

Watch footage from Wild Beasts’ final show

Wild Beasts at NOS Alive 2017
Wild Beasts took to London's Hammersmith Apollo last night for their final ever show - watch footage from the emotional performance below. Back in September, the band announced that they would be splitting up after 15 years together. Foals and Everything Everything led the tributes to the four-piece, after they decided that it was “time to leave this orbit”. Forming in 2002, the band released...

Wild Beasts announce farewell shows, share new song and talk to us about what’s next

Wild Beasts live at The Roundhouse, London
Wild Beasts have announced details of a farewell tour and a final EP with new song 'Punk Drunk and Trembling'. Check out full details below along with our interview with frontman Hayden Thorpe. Yesterday, the band announced that they would be splitting up after 15 years together. Foals and Everything Everything led the tributes to the four-piece, after they decided...