Wild Beasts return with their third full length, entitled Smother. Their last album Two Dancers
(released in Sept. 2009) was critically acclaimed and even earned them a nomination in the prestigious
Mercury Awards. A year and a half later, Smother reveals a much more mature band. They’ve
kept their distinct sound intact: oscillating falsetto and baritone vocals, lyrical wit, and a penchant
for seedier topics. However, this new album incorporates rich electronic textures and a subtlety of
melody not heard in their earlier work.
Their first album, Limbo Panto, was the introduction, the second album, the Mercury Prize-nominated
Two Dancers, was the first date and now Smother is pillowtalk. Intimate, sensual and electric,
it has the courage and confidence to talk softly, knowing that once it has the listener, it has them
forever. Wild Beasts fans will not be disappointed and new fans will be welcomed.