Wild Beasts working on fourth album in Leeds

The band will play their 2011 album 'Smother' this week in London and at ATP festival

Wild Beasts have reportedly been working on the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Smother’ in Leeds.

BBC Radio 6 music news reporter Elizabeth Alker Tweeted the news earlier today (December 6), after interviewing the band in Manchester. She wrote:

Just interviewed Wild Beasts b4 their show at @soundcontrolmcr they say they’ve been in their old hometown Leeds working on their new album.

Wild Beasts released their debut ‘Limbo, Panto’ in 2008, following it with ‘Two Dancers’ in 2009 and ‘Smother’ last year.


Wild Beasts will play ‘Smother’ in full at London’s Lexington tomorrow night (December 7).

The band will then headline The National curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival which takes place at Pontins in Camber Sands from December 7–9. The band will be performing ‘Smother’ in its entirety during their festival set.

Also playing the event are Kronos Quartet, The Antlers, Owen Pallett, Boris, Tim Hecker, Sharon Van Etten, My Brightest Diamond, Wye Oak, Lower Dens, Megafaun, Suuns, Local Natives and Kurt Vile & The Violators.

For a full line-up and more information see ATPfestival.com.

You can watch the video for Wild Beasts’ single ‘Bed Of Nails’ by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.