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’.
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.