New Release, Video & Tour: Wild Beasts – Boy King / Get My Bang

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The incredible Wild Beasts have announced their much-anticipated return,
with their 5th studio album Boy King – due for release on August 5th

The new record follows 2014’s highly-acclaimed Present Tense and sees the band returning to dark and sensual elements, with vocalist Hayden Thorpe stating, “I think Boy King is an apocalyptic record. It’s about swimming in the abyss. When you think about sex, you’ve got to think about death, they’re one and the same”

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Boy King will be released on heavyweight 12” vinyl including album download card, with a deluxe edition including a bonus 7” of two bonus songs available via the Wild Beasts online store. The album will also be released on standard and deluxe CD formats, with the deluxe edition including a 12-page booklet, as well as digital download

You can also get a taste of the new record below, through their video for brand new single Get My Bang, featuring Thorpe’s twisted routine of Justin Timberlake-meets-Trent Reznor choreography…

Finally, the band will be touring Blighty once again this Summer and Autumn,
taking in the following dates…

July 26th – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
27th – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
28th – Brighton Hove Old Market
29th – Brighton Hove Old Market
August 18th – Green Man Festival
26th – UK Electric Fields
September 4th – Ireland Electric Picnic
28th – Bristol Motion
29th – O2 Academy Oxford
30th – Margate By The Sea Festival
October 1st – Sheffield, The Foundry
3rd – Cambridge Junction
4th – London Roundhouse
7th – Northumbria University
8th – Glasgow QMU
9th – Manchester Academy

Ticket info can be found via the band’s website HERE