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Wild Beasts nab Mercury Prize

Last September the Leeds-based band Wild Beasts released their sophomore album “Two Dancers,” and a year later they’re still riding high on the record’s success, nabbing a Mercury Prize for Album of Year alongside exciting young acts like I Am Kloot and The XX. The album itself is highly cerebral, highly original and widely acclaimed, with references from Rimbaud to The Smiths. It has been called “hedonistic,” “slightly delirious,” “mercurial,” “intoxicating and disturbing,” “erotic downbeat,” “a record of earthly pleasures,” and it’s definitely something you have to hear for yourself.

Wild Beasts played last night at the Highline Ballroom – if you went, leave a comment and give us your impressions.