You played my Hometown for free, touring for this record. a very small venue, I learned about your show too late to bring in more people. I never heard bout your music before and thus discovered you live onstage, in the most perfect condition you can then think of. Started with the Fun powder plot, and its amazing Drum parts. Completely amazed. I was having 4 talented guys in front of me. ALL verrrry talented. I thought of many bands I loved listening to you, it was Groovy, soft, and verrrry melodic. Then I discovered there was actually TWO singers. I left the concert buying the lp, which I passed on among my friends and family. I saw you afterwards for your 3rd lp - but missed you for the 4th and 5th ! See you soon again live onstage !
This album had such an enormous impact on me. Incredibly, I wasn't able to see Wild Beasts live until November 2016. After 7 years of build up, I was surprised that the band exceeded my stratospheric expectations. One of the most engaging live shows I have ever seen. Thank you for bringing your wonderful music to us!
Mercury Prize nominated too...quite an honour! I've seen WBs live about 8 times now and have loved them from the moment I first heard Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants. ❤️😍forever❤️
Probably one of my favourite albums ever. There simply aren't enough superlatives to describe this album. Not so much a collection of songs but a cohesive work of art. Thank you Wild Beasts for dreaming and realising this beauty.
My favourite album and absolutely amazing!! You guys have such talent. I saw you at the summer sundae festival and yiu we're the best band there. Keep it coming, any chance of a kendal gig one day?
I had to badger a theatre to let me buy a programme after a contemporary dance show to find out who sang a mesmerising track (still got the taste dancin on our tongues), bought the album & seen you play live ever since.
Absolutely amazing album and I was thrilled to be able to see them perform most of it in Leeds at the Cockpit. My favourite band by far.
If you felt like reissuing this with a 5.1 mix, b-sides, and remixes...well, my cash is waiting for such a box set to materialize.
Trime Halili aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
wow..how time flies indeed...great album, one of my faves. 🙂
The album that introduced me to WB and quite possibly my favourite still.
was at your first ever sell out gig after the release of that album, it was in Cork.
A masterpiece. I fell in love with your music when this was released and vowed to see you live as often as possible 🙂
this is the album that started it all for me. keep up the amazing work
It's my favourite album of all, and it listening to it still makes me happy.
LOVE this and all to follow...
One of the best of the decade...
Still have the vinyl I bought at your show at Horseshoe Tavern 7 years ago.
Amazing album which brings back lovely memories for me.
To this day I've still got the taste dancing on my tongue
I am old.
That was a great tour. Saw you at the Independent in SF
I love it!
LOVE this album so much!! I got two copies.
Such an amazing album! We Still Got the Taste & All the King's Men!!
Beyond The Tracks is a brand new, three day, green field festival taking place at Birmingham’s Eastside City Park in September. Featuring some of the most revered names in UK music and the brightest new stars, the festival is a welcome addition to the musical offering of the UK’s second city.
Friday night sees electronic music pioneers Orbital headline with the Hartnoll brothers reunited after a five-year hiatus. Orbital were one of the key acts responsible for taking electronic music into the mainstream and out of the clubs and into live venues and festivals. Their seminal live performances are the stuff of legend and their set is sure to evoke the halcyon days of acid house.
Seminal electronic act Leftfield released one of the greatest dance records of all time in Leftism and they will be performing the album in its entirety at Beyond The Tracks. Leftfields progressive mix of house, dub and reggae defined them out as true electronic music pioneers and their performance alongside Orbital is sure to be one of the most memorable moments of the summer festival calendar. Faithless released some of most anthemic singles in dance music history with ‘Insomnia’, ‘God Is A DJ’ and ‘We Come 1’. They will play a very special DJ set.
Australian neo psychedelic ravers Jagwar Ma will bring the big hooks and ravey breakdowns of their two albums ‘Howlin; and ‘Every Now And Then’ with a rich journey into unfiltered and infectious modern hits.
On Saturday local heroes Ocean Colour Scene will take to the stage for a euphoric hometown headline performance. With a huge catalogue of hits including ‘The Riverboat Song’, ‘The Day We Caught The Train’, ‘Hundred Mile High City’ and many more, their hit laden set will have the city reverberating to their guitar anthems. Proud Brummies, their hometown shows are joyous, exuberant occasions and not to be missed.
Led by energetic frontman Paul Smith, North East angular guitar quartet, Maximo Park’s powerful live performances are underpinned by witty lyricism and sing-a-long choruses. After an unrivalled career of defining art-rock moments, the band’s return this year with new album ‘Risk To Exist’ promises more unbridled reactions and live snapshots from one of the UK’s true favourites.
Liverpool’s The Coral will perform a career spanning, genre juggling set encompassing Mersey pop, psychedelic rock and rich ballads all delivered with a classy pop sensibility.
Local boys The Twang are a band the city holds very close to its heart and their rebel rousing swagger and indie rock anthems ‘Ice Cream Sundae’ and ‘Push The Ghosts and the heart-bursting tenderness/euphoria-straddler ‘Either Way’ will be memorable Beyond The Tracks moments.
Carl Barat and The Jackals will perform tracks from their album ‘Let It Reign’ as well as some Libertines classics in a set that will crackle with delinquent fervour and lyrical punch from a generational titan. Some of the most exciting emerging acts from Birmingham will also take to the stage including indie-pop band Jaws, Dirty Hit signees Superfood whose raucous live sets are gaining them national acclaim, 70’s rock evangelists The Americas and art-rock experimentalists Health & Efficiency - with Welsh pop-punk outfit The Sandinistas also leading the new music brigade.
Sunday night will be closed by huge multi-million selling headliners. Editors, Stafford University alumni and Birmingham residents, the band have always had a love affair with the second city and are undoubtedly one of the best acts the region has ever produced. Over five albums their alt- rock, synth heavy, rumbling basslines and electronic tinged anthems are big and bold as evidenced by hits such as ‘Munich’, ‘Blood’ and ‘Smokers Outside The Hospital Doors’.
Few bands have had such a huge effect on musical culture, as The Jesus and Mary Chain. Their attitude alone, dressed in black, angry with the world, playing short sets drenched in feedback, set the bench-mark in the post Sex Pistols music scene of London and their seminal debut album Psychocandy would go on to change the course of popular music. Still a potent live force, Beyond The Tracks is proud to host them at the inaugural festival.
Five albums in Wild Beasts still sound arresting and fresh and their live sets are as gripping as ever. Expect electro-indie with a rock swagger from a talented, ambitious group of musicians clearly keen to explore new and bold territory.
Expect solo material and timeless New Order and Joy Division classics from Peter Hook & The Light, passion drenched, sultry love songs courtesy of Nadine Shah, the Stockholm psychedelia of Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation, blues and Americana from Goodnight Lenin, acid rock meets acid house from Blackash, Victories At Sea’s post-punk synth and the strings, electronics, synths and heavy beats of Birmingham’s Dorcha.
Eastside City Park is a brand-new site in Birmingham City Centre situated right next to all major transport links (Birmingham New Street, Moor Street and Digbeth Coach Station). Situated next to the old Curzon Street station Eastside City Park will play host to Birmingham’s biggest inner city festival!
Beyond The Tracks tickets are on sale from Friday 14th April, and are available from; beyondthetracks.seetickets.com Ticket prices begin from £45.00. Tier 1 - £45 // Tier 2 - £49.50 // Student Ticket - £40 - Box Office Collection Only - One ticket per NUS holder. Must have card to collect.... See MoreSee Less
Simple Things Festival returns on Saturday October 21, taking over some of Bristol’s best-loved venues for a full day and night of musical diversity.
Leftfield - performing Leftism, Wild Beasts, Omar Souleyman, John Maus, Kahn + Neek, Ó, patten, Klein, Priests, Japanese Breakfast, HMLTD, Downtown Boys, Insecure Men, Spinning Coin, The Early Years, Dave Harvey & Christophe, Studio 89 DJs, Shapes DJs, Musu DJs, Strange Frequency, Coco & The Nutmilk, Don Loudo, Boy Azooga
Daphni (4hrs), Clark, Juan Atkins, Shackleton, GAIKA, Nadine Shah IDLES, Jlin, (Sandy) Alex G, The Bug ft Miss Red, Jane Weaver, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Marie Davidson, Lorenzo Senni, Shanti Celeste, Cakes Da Killa, Childhood, Binh, Carla dal Forno, Diet Cig, Sassy J, Intergalactic Gary, TRAAMS, Willow, Kelly Lee Owens, Inga Mauer, Roi Perez, Oliver Wilde, Warmduscher, Gramrcy, Children of Leir
PLUS: Mixpak Showcase ft. Special guests PLUS: London Astrobeat Orchestra performing Talking Heads... See MoreSee Less