At the heart of Wild Beasts' (pictured) minimalist art-pop is Hayden Thorpe's lascivious falsetto. His theatrical hoots and howls raise the Leeds-based quartet's slinking, techno-infused music to a level of unhinged sexual decadence. Thorpe delivers unflinching tales of romantic intrigue, lust, and gang rape with an eerie sophistication that is both alluring and threatening, not least because of the pleasure his characters take in their reckless pursuits. Tom Flemming's deep, menacing vocals add another layer to Wild Beasts' brooding chic, which was refined by the... More >>>