Wild Beasts | 08/04/14

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A Simple Beautiful Truth will be released as the next single from Wild Beasts on 19th May 2014. This is the second single from their fourth album, Present Tense, which entered the UK album charts at 10 and is already seen as one of the best albums of the year so far (Gigwise, NME, MOJO).

The accompanying video was filmed by Klaus Thymann. The band had the following to say about it: 'We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain. We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like A Simple Beautiful Truth, to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime. The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn't done this before.' 

Wild Beasts have just completed a UK tour in support of Present Tense, which culminated in a sold out, unforgettable show at London’s Brixton Academy, the band’s biggest London headline show to date. The band are currently on tour in Europe and will return to the UK to perform at The Great Escape, End Of The Road (as the Sunday night headline act) and Bestival, with further dates to be announced. Full live dates are below.

Alongside its breathtaking leap in production (Wild Beasts worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams), Present Tense 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. The album is available to buy now from Dom Mart and iTunes.

Listen to a remix of A Simple Beautiful Truth from East India Youth, who supported the band on their recent UK tour, HERE.

Listen to Wild Beasts perform A Simple Beautiful Truth live on US radio station KCRW) HERE. The full session is available to watch to HERE.

Live dates are as follows, with all tickets available from http://www.wild-beasts.co.uk:


Wed 09 Apr 2014       Germany         Munich            Strom

Thu 10 Apr 2014         Italy                 Milan               Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti

Fri 11 Apr 2014          France                         Lyon                Marche-Gare

Sat 12 Apr 2014          Switzerland     Zurich             Plaza Club

Sun 13 Apr 2014         France                         Lille                 Aeronef

Tue 15 Apr 2014         Belgium           Brussels           Orangerie

Wed 16 Apr 2014       France                         Paris                Trabendo

Thu 08 May 2014        Northern Ire    Belfast             Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts festival

Fri 09 May 2014         UK                  Brighton          Great Escape @ The Dome

Thu 29 May 2014        Switzerland     Dudingen        Bad Bonn Kilbi

Fri 06 Jun 2014           Greece             Athens             Plissken

Fri 13 Jun 2014           Norway           Bergen             Bergenfest

Sun 15 Jun 2014         Denmark         Aarhus             Northside

Sat 21 Jun 2014          Holland           Hilvarenbeek   Best kept secret

Sat 28 Jun 2014          Ukraine           Kiev                Park Live

Sun 29 Jun 2014         Russia              Moscow                      Park Live

Fri 04 Jul 2014            Poland             Gdynia                        Open'er

Fri 15 Aug 2014          Belgium           Hasselt                       Pukklepop

Sat 16 Aug 2014         Hungary          Budapest         Sziget

Sun 17 Aug 2014        Germany         Hamburg                     Dockville

Sun 31 Aug 2014        UK                  Dorset             End of the Road

Sat 06 Sep 2014          UK                  Isle of Wight   Bestival

Tue 09 Sep 2014         CROATIA      Rovinj             Unknown

Fri 11 July 2014          USA                Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *

Sat 12 July 2014         USA                Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *

Mon 14 July 2014       USA                Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *

Tue 15 July 2014         USA                Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre *

Wed 16 July 2014       USA                Toronto, ON - The Mod Club

Sat 19 July 2014         USA                Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

* w/ Mutual Benefit