Monday, September 25, 2017

Wild Beasts announce split after 15 years

Words: Alison Mack

Bad Monday. Just as most of us were settling down to another week of work at 10 am, Wild Beasts took to their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages to announce they were calling it a day.

The band uploaded to the sites, a photo post of a typed message which read:

Wild Beasts are coming to an end.

Our hearts and minds have been devoted to the band since we were teenagers. We’ve created something quite of our own and built a body of work which we stand by as heartfelt and true.

The four of us have decided, for our own reasons and in our own ways, that it is now time to leave this orbit.”

We’re care takers to something precious and don’t want to have it diminish as we move forward in out lives.

Thank you for your love and energy and for helping us make it what it is. We consider ourselves remarkably fortunate to have lived out this dream.

Before we go, we’d like to celebrate with you and we’ll be in touch in the morning with further announcements.

Wild Beasts formed in 2002, releasing their first single, 'Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants' on Bad Sneakers Records in November 2006, and subsequently signed to Domino Records. They released five acclaimed albums: 'Limbo, Panto' in 2008, the Mercury Prize nominated 'Two Dancers' in 2009, 'Smother' (2011), 'Present Tense' (2014) and 'Boy King' in 2016.

The band are scheduled to take part in Bristol's Simple Things Festival on October 21. It is not yet known whether they will still appear here, and if they do, if it will be their farewell gig.

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