Wild Beasts | 04/11/14

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Today Wild Beasts have shared a video for ‘Palace’, the band’s forthcoming single which will be released on 24th November 2014. The video was filmed by Alex Turvey. Tom Fleming explains the concept behind the video:

‘The idea was to match the feel of a cheap game show with the content of a rather cruel psychological experiment. The content was unknown to us before the shoot; we were kept in a closed room until we were filmed, one by one, in a single take. What you see is us being introduced to the content for the first time and our genuine reactions to the objects and people involved. We wanted to make something that felt like an event and a sort of project, rather than what passes for a traditional music video.’

Present Tense – Special Edition, featuring the original album augmented by a bonus disc of remix material from artists including Factory Floor, Juan Atkins, Lone, East India Youth, Sohn as well as a brand new remix of ‘Palace’ from Foals, is available to purchase now.

Wild Beasts will be curating and headlining a special end-of-year event in Leeds entitled ‘Soft Future’, on December 11th. The band will perform live on stage at 9.45pm and the night will feature appearances from East India Youth, Evian Christ (DJ), Nathan Fake, Fryars and Forest Swords (DJ). Tickets for ‘Soft Future’ are available HERE.

Wild Beasts will also be performing at the O2 in London as special guests to The National on 26th November. Full live dates are as follows:

November 5: V-Hall, Seoul, South Korea

November 7: Mongkol RCA, Bangkok, Thailand

November 8: Beep Studios, Singapore

November 9: The Bee, Kuala Lumper, Malaysia

November 12: Q4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

November 14: Tango, Beijing, China

November 15: QSW – Q Hall, Shanghai, China

November 21: Electronic Beats Festival, Leipzig, Täubchenthal, Germany (with Warpaint)

November 26: The O2, London, UK (with The National)

December 11: Canal Mill, Leeds, UK – Soft Future – with East India Youth, Evian Christ (DJ), Nathan Fake, Fryars & Forest Swords (DJ)



Watch the band’s live performance of ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’ filmed for NPR in Grand Central Station during their trip to the USA this summer, HERE.

Watch Wild Beasts perform 'Wanderlust', 'Mecca' and 'Daughters' at the recent Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, USA, HERE.