Wild Beasts | 08/01/14

Image: Present Tense Announcement

Domino is proud to present the fourth album from Wild Beasts, Present Tense, released on 24th February 2014. The album opener, Wanderlust, will be released as the first single on the same day.

Present Tense is a dramatically new album – taking cues from the most intense and effervescent of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound but rethinking and retooling these elements with exquisite detail for the 21st century.

Longer in creation than any of its predecessors, Hayden Thorpe, Tom Fleming, Chris Talbot and Ben Little took almost a full year away from touring to conceive and construct the eleven tracks of Present Tense. Written in London and recorded at Konk Studios in London and at The Distillery in Bath, the band worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams to create a record of astounding intricacy, coherence and emotional resonance.

Alongside its breathtaking leap in production, Present Tense also finds the band at the peak of their considerable songwriting powers – each one of the album’s eleven tracks illuminating the precious, tender, sad and funny moments of modern life in their trademark plain-spoken poetics.

Already rightly considered to be one of contemporary Britain's most innovative and vital bands, Present Tense sees the group's ever-restless collective muse lead them to remarkable new heights - boldly embracing new production techniques and songwriting forms whilst retaining the thrilling idiosyncrasies that have made them so beloved over the course of three beguiling and beautiful albums to date.

Present Tense will be available on CD (WIGCD279), Digital (WIG279D), LP (WIGLP279) and Deluxe LP with bonus 12” (WIGLP279X) featuring remixes of Wanderlust by Factory Floor and The Field.


Pre-order the album digitally or via Dom Mart to receive an instant grat of Wanderlust. The single will be available as a four track digital bundle (RUG573D1) from 24th February with a new song, Byzantine, plus remixes from Factory Floor and The Field.  Buy ‘Wanderlust’ HERE.

The accompanying video was directed by Barcelona-based collective NYSU, watch it HERE


The tracklisting for Present Tense is as follows:

1 Wanderlust

2 Nature Boy

3 Mecca

4 Sweet Spot

5 Daughters

6 Pregnant Pause

7 A Simple Beautiful Truth

8 A Dog’s Life

9 Past Perfect

10 New Life

11. Palace

Wild Beasts have just confirmed the following dates.  Tickets are available for pre-order from 9am on Wednesday the 8th of January from http://www.wild-beasts.co.uk, general sale 9am on Friday the 10th of January:

Tuesday 18th February            Paris                Nouveau Casino

Tuesday 4th March                  Brooklyn         Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Thursday 6th March                 Los Angeles    The Troubadour

Saturday 8th March                 Mexico City    El Plaza Condesa

Wednesday 26th March         Manchester    Albert Hall

Thursday 27th March            Glasgow         Arches

Saturday 29th March             Dublin                        Olympia

Sunday 30th March               Bristol             Academy 1

Monday 31st March               Cambridge     Corn Exchange

Tuesday 1st April                   London           Brixton Academy

Thursday 3rd April                   Amsterdam     Melkweg

Friday 4th April                       Rotterdam       Motel Mozaique Festival

Saturday 5th April                   Cologne           Gebaude

Sunday 6th April                      Berlin              Lido

Monday 7th April                    Hamburg         Knust

Wednesday 9th April               Munich            Strom

Thursday 10th April                 Milan               Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti

Friday 11th April                     Lyon                Marche-Gare

Saturday 12th April                 Zurich              Plaza Club

Sunday 13th April                    Lille                 Aeronef

Tuesday 15th April                  Brussels           Orangerie