WILD BEASTS SHARE VIDEO FOR 'A SIMPLE BEAUTIFUL TRUTH'
Wild Beasts | 08/04/14
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.
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