'Present Tense' is a dramatically new album. Gleaming and sparkling with the most intense of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound rethought and retooled with exquisite detail for the 21st century, it doesn't sound like any boys-with-guitars band you've ever heard. And despite the coherence of its sweeping song structures, it wasn't written so much as meticulously constructed from the ground up from tiny phrases and rhythmic fragments, then it was layered together in the studio by Wild Beasts in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Eno protégé Leo Abrahams. Their 4th album comes after 8 years together, from Kendal through... Read »