Wild Beasts hit Leeds’ best indie night this week for a much-anticipated DJ set. The Kendal band will spin records at Fuzzy Logic at Wire, Leeds on Thursday night (22nd May). Ahead of the summer festival season, Wild Beasts are in celebratory mood as they ride the wave of success created by their fourth album ‘Present Tense’. The famous Leeds basement will be packed out for the latest Fuzzy Logic party.
Wild Beasts’ slot follows recent Fuzzy Logic events featuring hit-packed DJ sets from Oxford math-pop giants Foals and local indie heroes Alt-J. Wild Beasts have strong ties to Leeds and worked on their new album in the city. The basement is sure to be packed with friends and fans eager to celebrate with the band, comprised of Hayden Thorpe, Ben Little, Tom Fleming and Chris Talbot. Fuzzy Logic, which started way back in 1999, is very pleased to be able to bring fans an exclusive set from one of their favourite bands of 2014.
Following the release of ‘Present Tense’ in February Wild Beasts have played a series of sold out shows around the country. Honing their set for a festival season which includes a performance at Glastonbury, they’ve delighted crowds with disco-tinged electronics of their new record. So those crammed into the Wire basement on Thursday night should be ready to sweat and sway – Wild Beasts know how to work a dance floor.
Recent years have seen Wild Beasts remix tracks by a varied list of artists including Lady Gaga, Jessie Ware and 2:54. Earlier this year, the band even recorded a cover of Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ single. Their own material lends itself well to a re-fix too. This year’s single ‘Wanderlust’ was reshuffled by explosive electro group Factory Floor and techno producer The Field. The band’s influences veer from the powerful and destructive sonics of Michael Gira’s Swans to hip-hop producer Clams Casino. With that in mind, Thursday night promises an eclectic and highly danceable set.
Before the main event, Fuzzy Logic’s own Pete Fabianski will play a selection of the hottest indie rock ‘n’ roll tunes. Stretching from of the moment floorfillers back to the sounds of the 1960s, Fuzzy Logic offers hit after hit every Thursday, right the way through to 4am.
Words by Ben Homewood
Images courtesy of Wire Leeds and The Great Escape Brighton