Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Listen :: Wild Beasts announce new album and share single video 'Get My Bang'

Photo: Tom Arnold

Words: Sam Geary

Kendal indie rockers Wild Beasts have announced their first album in two years. The follow-up to 'Present Tense' is titled 'Boy King' and is out on August 5 through Domino.

Watch the video for lead single 'Get My Bang' below, along with the album art and tracklisting.

Speaking about the record, which was produced by John Congleton in Dallas, Texas, in a press release, frontman Hayden Thorpe said:

It became apparent that that guitar almost became the character within the songs, that phallic character, the all-conquering male. I’m letting my inner Byron fully out, I thought I’d tucked him away, but he came screaming back like the Incredible Hulk. ... I think Boy King is an apocalyptic record. It’s about swimming in the abyss. When you think about sex, you’ve got to think about death, they’re one and the same.

'Boy King' Tracklisting:

01 Big Cat
02 Tough Guy
03 Alpha Female
04 Get My Bang
05 Celestial Creatures
06 2BU
07 He The Colossus
08 Ponytail
09 Eat Your Heart Out Adonis
10 Dreamliner

Wild Beasts live dates

18 MadCool Festival - Spain
07 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
28-29 Old Market - Brighton
08 Green Man Festival
08 Electric Fields
27 Helsinki, Modern Sky Festival
02 Netherlands Into The Great Wide Open
04 Ireland Electric Picnic
24 Reeperbahn Festival
28 Bristol, Motion
29 Oxford, O2 Academy
30 Margate, By The Sea Festival
01 Sheffield, The Foundry
03 Cambridge, The Junction
04 London, Roundhouse
07 Newcastle, Northumbria Uni
08 Glasgow, QMU
09 Manchester, Academy
12 Brussels - Botanique
13 Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique
14 Tourcoing, France - Le Grand Mix
15 Strasbourg, La Laiterie
16 Cologne, Luxor
18 Copenhagen, Pumpehuset
20 Berlin, Kesselhaus
21 Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
23 Zurich, Rote Fabrik
25 Milan, Magnolia
26 Lyon, Epicure Moderne
29 Bilbao, BIME

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