Wild Beasts reveal two new songs as part of ‘GIF’ novel

Band teamed up with artist Mattis Dovier for project

Wild Beasts have shared two unreleased songs, ‘Soft Future’ and ‘Blood Knowledge’, as part of a graphic novel made entirely of GIFs.

The Novel, created in collaboration with artist Mattis Dovier, is part of The Jameson Works, a new online collection of creative projects sponsored by the whiskey brand.

Users can go this website to watch a sequence of GIFs created by Dover that tell a story for each of the band’s songs. Watch a behind-the-scenes video of the GIF novel’s production below.


The Jameson Works x Wild Beasts – Re-Imagining Storytelling: The Process from The Jameson Works on Vimeo.

In September, Wild Beasts released a special edition version of their album ‘Present Tense’. The LP came with a bonus disc of remixes from the record, including Foals’ take on ‘Palace’, as well as additional remixes from Lone, The Field, East India Youth and Sohn, among others.

Wild Beasts will perform a one-off gig in Leeds at Canal Mills tonight. The homecoming ‘Soft Future’ gig will see the band supported by Nathan Fake and Fryars plus Mercury Prize nominee East India Youth as well as DJ sets from Evian Christ and Forest Swords.

‘Present Tense’ was released in February of this year. It is Wild Beasts’ fourth studio album, following their debut ‘Limbo, Panto’, ‘Two Dancers’ and ‘Smother’.