Wild Beasts | 01/01/70

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Wild Beasts release their new single, Albatross, on Monday the 2nd of May 2011. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Smother, following on the 9th of May. A very special 7” vinyl version of Albatross will also be available exclusively through Record Store Day outlets on the 16th of April.

Albatross embodies the spirit of Wild Beasts’ third album in its tone and texture. Its layers of abstract sounds are combined to form something typically bold and unique. The single sees the band shed their old skin for a fresh blueprint, combining their distinctive vocal, piano and guitar driven melodies with lush electronic sounds. It is Wild Beasts delving deeper, finding a music even more intimate and personal.

The single track (RUG401) is available digitally now, with the bundle being made available on May 2nd. You can download it for free from Wednesday 9th March from the band’s Facebook page or for the time being listen to the track here:

Wild Beasts - Albatross by DominoRecordCo

Wild Beasts’ forthcoming tour dates are as follows. Summer Camp will be supporting at all shows in May:

Thu 5 May: Gateshead Old Town Hall, Newcastle
Fri 6 May: Oran Mor, Glasgow
Saturday 7th May: Coronation Hall, Ulverston
Sun 8 May: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds SOLD OUT + afternoon matinee performance
Mon 9 May: Y Theatre, Leicester
Wed 11 May: Wilton's Music Hall, London SOLD OUT
Thurs 12 May: Wilton’s Music Hall, London SOLD OUT
Fri 13 May: Guildhall, Gloucester
Sat 14 May: City Hall Grand Ballroom, Sheffield
Sat 4th June: Forbidden Fruit Festival, Dublin
Sat 11th June: Isle of Wight Festival
Sat 6th Aug: Victoria Park, Field Day Festival, London
Fri 2nd Sept: End of the Road Festival