Wild Beasts: ‘We don’t expect people to buy our records’

Sales figures are "not essential", band say

Wild Beasts have said they don’t expect people to buy their albums any more, describing sales figures as “not essential.”

The band released their fourth album, ‘Present Tense’, earlier this year (2014) and talked to NME about lead single ‘Wanderlust’, the current state of the music industry and its effect on artistic freedom, how Beyoncé influenced their new direction and why being ‘shamanistic’ helps their career. See above to watch now.