News, New Release & Tour: Wild Beasts Announce Split

With extremely heavy hearts, we must report that the extraordinarily talented Wild Beasts have announced they are set to split

The band released the following statement yesterday:

‘Wild Beasts are coming to an end. Our hearts and minds have been devoted to the band since we were teenagers. We’ve created something quite of our own and built a body of work which we stand by as heartfelt and true. The four of us have decided for our own reasons and in our own ways that it is now time to leave this orbit. We’re care takers to something precious and don’t want to have it diminish as we move forward in our lives. Thank you for your love and energy and for helping us make it what it is. We consider ourselves remarkably fortunate to have lived out this dream. Before we go, we’d like to celebrate with you’

Prior to their farewell however, the four-piece have announced the release of the Punk Drunk And Trembling EP. An uncovered gem from the band’s Boy King recording sessions, its eponymous lead track is available now, and can be heard below…

The EP also features the tracks Maze and Last Night All My Dreams Came True, previously only available on the deluxe vinyl version of Boy King

As part of the celebrations, the band have also announced their final ever live dates…

February 15th – Dublin Olympia
February 16th – Manchester Albert Hall
February 17th – London Eventim Apollo

Tickets for the shows will be available for pre-sale via the band’s site on Wednesday the 27th of September from 9am, general sale from 9am on Friday the 29th of September