Wild Beasts took to London’s Hammersmith Apollo last night for their final ever show – watch footage from the emotional performance below.
Back in September, the band announced that they would be splitting up after 15 years together. Foals and Everything Everything led the tributes to the four-piece, after they decided that it was “time to leave this orbit”.
Forming in 2002, the band released five acclaimed albums together – with the last being 2016’s ‘Boy King‘.
“We’re care takers to something precious and don’t want to have it diminish as we move forward in out lives,” said Wild Beasts in a statement. “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.”
Check out footage from Wild Beasts’ final ever show below, along with the setlist.
— Domino Recording Co (@Dominorecordco) February 18, 2018
Wild Beasts played:
The Fun Powder Plot
The Devil’s Crayon
Reach a Bit Further
A Simple Beautiful Truth
We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues
Bed Of Nails
Loop the Loop
His Grinning Skull
Get My Bang
Hooting & Howling
This Is Our Lot
Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants
End Come Too Soon
Cheerio Chaps, Cheerio Goodbye (performed by choir)
Speaking to NME around the time of the split, the band said: “I guess any band is a remarkable feat of human endeavour in that you function with this sort of synchronicity, you’re in clockwork with one another, you hold gravity on one another. We’ve always been a full-blooded band and we never really wanted to compromise. ‘Boy King’ [the band’s final album, released in 2016] was as provocative as our first record [2008’s ‘Limbo, Panto’], so we thought that this is our story arc. It felt a loving thing to do. It’s like watching the end of a sparkler finish up, it was as hot and dazzling as when we first got going. But rather than huddle around the glowing embers, we decided to extinguish it.”