Wild Beasts | 27/07/11

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Wild Beasts have unveiled a video for their new single Bed Of Nails, released this week. The performance video, filmed in London by Daniel Brereton, is available to view here:  

Bed Of Nails is the most direct of the ten love songs on the band’s recent critically acclaimed third album, Smother, pitched between obsession and celebration, driven by echoing voices and rolling drums. The single (which is backed with the previously unreleased track Catherine Wheel) is available on exclusive postcard format HERE

Wild Beasts are currently on the road in Australia and will return to the UK next week to play the Big Chill and to headline the main stage at Field Day. The band, augmented to a five-piece with Katie Harkin from Sky Larkin on keys for all live shows, will also play End Of The Road festival and will headline a full UK tour in November. Due to popular demand a second night has now been added at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on the 24th (the first show is now sold out). Support on the UK tour comes from Canadians BRAIDS, whose debut was nominated for the Polaris Prize, except for Cambridge and Brighton where Manchester based Dutch Uncles will open. Support for the newly announced second Shepherds Bush Empire show is yet TBA. Full UK live dates with ticket links are as follows:

Fri 5th Aug The Big Chill Festival
Sat 6th Aug London Victoria Park – Field Day Festival – MAIN STAGE HEADLINE
Fri 2nd September Dorset - End of the Road Festival
Thu 10 Nov Birmingham: HMV Library - www.ticketweb.co.uk
Fri 11 Nov Oxford O2 Academy - www.alt-tickets.co.uk
Sat 12 Nov Leeds Constellations - http://www.seetickets.com/Event/CONSTELLATIONS-FESTIVAL/Leeds-University-Union/559416/?pre=constellations
Mon 14 Nov Edinburgh Liquid Rooms - www.gigsinscotland.com
Tue 15 Nov Aberdeen Lemon Tree - www.gigsinscotland.com
Wed 16 Nov Manchester Cathedral - www.alt-tickets.co.uk – SOLD OUT
Thur 17 Nov Manchester Cathedral - www.alt-tickets.co.uk - EXTRA DATE ADDED!
Sat 19 Nov Bristol Anson Rooms - www.bristolticketshop.co.uk
Sun 20 Nov Nottingham Rescue Rooms - www.alt-tickets.co.uk
Mon 21 Nov Southampton University www.seetickets.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk/ www.gigantic.com
Wed 23 Nov London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/wild-beasts-tickets?c=wildbeasts-may2011 – SOLD OUT
Thu 24 Nov London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire - http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/wild-beasts-tickets?c=url-wildbeasts-july2011 - EXTRA DATE ADDED!
Fri 25 Nov Cambridge Junction - http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/wild-beasts-tickets?c=wildbeasts-may2011
Sat 26 Nov Brighton Concorde II - www.ticketweb.co.uk/ www.seetickets.com – SOLD OUT