February 12, 2014 12:40
Wild Beasts reveal new song 'Sweet Spot' – listen Wild Beasts Tickets
Second song to be revealed from band's fourth album 'Present Tense'
The track is taken from the band's fourth album 'Present Tense', which is due for release on February 24 and follows new song 'Wanderlust', which was shared earlier this year.
The band will then play six dates on a headline UK tour starting in March and running into April, 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. "
Wild Beasts' UK tour dates are as follows:
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)
To check the availability of Wild Beasts tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.
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