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We've become the band we objected to being: Wild Beasts singer Thorpe

Updated: Jul 24, 2016 18:44 IST      
We've become the band we objected to being: Wild Beasts singer Thorpe

London, July 24 (ANI): Speaking about the Wild Beasts' upcoming fifth album, the lead singer Hayden Thorpe has said they have become the band they objected to being.

"We set up the band to be this kind of fey, effeminate art-band that was reacting to hyper-masculine aggressive rock gestures and in a way we've kind of become it," The Independent quoted the 30-year-old British singer, while talking about his album the fantastic, filthy and egocentric swagger of 'Boy King' as saying post an album listening party.

The album was initially planned to be a straight-up "white boy soul" record.

"We began to make music with the freedom and the lightness of teenagers again and the guitar and the distortion pedal once more became this weapon against adulthood," he said.

Though 'Boy King' is still leaning towards pop and being smooth, groove-laden and gloriously fluid, it's also a crunchy record with lathers of heavy guitar, pulsing electronics and hissing fury.

Lyrically it captures the crumbling fragility and toxicity of contemporary masculinity from the perspective of a group of people intelligent enough to see this from the outside.

' Boy King' will release on August 5 on Domino Records. (ANI)

Berlin bound PeeCee meets PM Modi

Updated: May 30, 2017 14:22 IST     

Berlin [Germany], May 30 (ANI): Terming it as 'lovely coincidence', 'Berlin bound' Priyanka Chopra met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday morning.

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Updated: May 30, 2017 14:07 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 30 (ANI): Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon are all set for their upcoming film 'Raabta' and are leaving no stone unturned for promoting the movie.

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Varun and daddy David Dhawan have fun at sets of 'Judwaa 2'

Updated: May 30, 2017 13:09 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 30 (ANI): After having a gala time in London, the team of 'Judwaa 2' is back in Mumbai for the second schedule of the shoot.

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The Queen approves 'The Crown'

Updated: May 30, 2017 13:04 IST     

London [UK], May 30 (ANI): It looks like the Netflix driven series 'The Crown' has got the 'royal' approval from Her Majesty the Queen herself.

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Shia LaBeouf slapped with five million $ lawsuit

Updated: May 30, 2017 11:37 IST     

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Los Angeles [USA], May 30 (ANI): Hollywood actor and activist George Clooney renewed his endorsement of a million- dollar peace prize by speaking about the power of 'individuals to make a difference,' while addressing various humanitarian crisis of the world.

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New Delhi [India], May 30 (ANI): Everyone knows about Farah Khan's close friendship between Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar. The trio share a lovely camaraderie not just onscreen but off-screen too.

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Big B gives thumbs up to Mumbai Police's 'Sholay' campaign

Updated: May 30, 2017 08:12 IST     

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Irrfan Khan makes a filmy Instagram debut

Updated: May 30, 2017 03:11 IST     

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Twitter suspends singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's new account

Updated: May 30, 2017 00:21 IST     

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Thugs Of Hindoostan to have Diwali 2018 release

Updated: May 29, 2017 22:27 IST     

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Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya makes comeback on Twitter

Updated: May 29, 2017 19:19 IST     

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Katrina Kaif welcomes `happy breezy Monday'

Updated: May 29, 2017 14:26 IST     

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Daniel Craig shows his crazy side in 'Logan Lucky' trailer

Updated: May 29, 2017 14:26 IST     

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Updated: May 29, 2017 13:35 IST     

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B-town wishes 'Ramazan Mubarak' to fans

Updated: May 29, 2017 12:05 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): The holy month of Ramazan has begun that will see Muslims around the world keeping a dawn-to-dusk fast for the entire month.

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