Wild Beasts return

The terrific Cumbrian band will be bringing out a new album in May, and will be playing a few shows around that.


Words by: Charlie Jones

Hooray, Wild beasts are back. After 2009’s ‘Two Dancers’ turned them into one of the biggest interesting bands in the country, their new album, ‘Smother’, written half in East London, half in Wales, will be out on Domino on 9th May 2011. Eyes peeled for more on them from us, but in the meantime watch the above video.

They will be playing the following dates –

Thu 5 May UK Newcastle Gateshead Old Town Hall
Fri 6 May UK Glasgow Oran Mor
Sun 8 May UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Mon 9 May UK Leicester Y Theatre
Wed 11 May UK London Wilton’s Music Hall
Thurs 12 May UK London Wilton’s Music Hall
Fri 13 May UK Gloucester Guildhall
Sat 14 May UK Sheffield City Hall Grand Ballroom
Sat 6th Aug UK London Victoria Park – Field Day Festival

The tracklisting to Smother is as follows:

1 – Lion’s Share
2 – Bed Of Nails
3 – Deeper
4 – Loop The Loop
5 – Plaything
6 – Invisible
7 – Albatross
8 – Reach A Bit Further
9 – Burning
10 – End Come Too Soon

Domino will release Wild Beasts’ album ‘Smother’ on the 9th May 2011