Wild Beasts announce new album and UK and Irish tour details

Band will follow 'Present Tense' release with string of live dates in March and April

Wild Beasts announce new album and UK and Irish tour details

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Wild Beasts have revealed details of their new album and a UK and Irish tour to take place in March and April.

The band will release their fourth album later 'Present Tense' on February 24 having revealed new song 'Wanderlust' last night.

The band will then play six dates on a headline UK tour, including a date at London's Brixton Academy. The band will also perform live in Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, Bristol and Cambridge. Scroll down for full details.

At the end of 2013, the band said the new record would be "more melodic and pop" than before. Speaking to NME, they explained that they chose not to work with regular producer Richard Formby, but instead teamed up with Lexxx (Björk) and Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Jon Hopkins).

"I guess when I was 17 I thought I was Nick Drake. Now I'm 28, I think I'm J Dilla. Neither of those is true, you need to be reined in," said co-frontman Tom Fleming of the role the producers played in the making of the album. Meanwhile, Hayden Thorpe said the band considered ditching the guitars all together before opting against the idea. "We were very aware that it's easy to sound polished with electronics. Our intuition when we get a guitar is to detune it; that's what Lexxx does with electronics. "

Recorded between London and Bath, Wild Beasts will release the follow-up to 2011's 'Smother' in the coming months. Track titles include 'Sweet Spot', 'Daughters' and 'Past Perfect'.

Wild Beasts tour dates:

Manchester Albert Hall (March 26)
Glasgow The Arches (27)
Dublin Olympia Theatre (29)
Bristol O2 Academy (30)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (31)
London Brixton Academy (April 1)


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