British indie rock quartet Wild Beasts' third album Smother was produced by Richard Formby, engineered by David Pye and mixed by Lexxx. The band and their team put into practice the things they'd learned from making their first two records, when recording the disc. Bassist Tom Fleming told Drowned In Sound: "Most of the tracks were pieced together gradually, this one was written in the Nashville style, all of us in a room together, listening to each other in real time, led by Hayden (Thorpe)'s guitar line. Lexxx did a wonderful post-production job on this, making our voices into insect choirs and the like."
According to Fleming, the keyboard used on this track is "a £50 schoolroom Yamaha."
The Almodóvar film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is referenced on this song.
"Come Dancing" by The Kinks was inspired by the older sister of Ray Davies, who would make guys take her out dancing and spend their money on her, only to send them home frustrated with just a peck on the cheek.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.