Wild Beasts subjected to creepy psychological experiments in ‘Palace’ video – watch

Band are confronted by snakes and body wrapped in clingfilm for latest video

Wild Beasts were subjected to creepy psychological experiments for their new video for ‘Palace’ – scroll down and click to watch.

The video, which was directed by Alex Turvey, sees each member of the band confronted with a series of strange images inside a locked room. Wrestlers, snakes, bodies wrapped in clingfilm and old footage of the band are among the random objects shown to the group, who then had their responses recorded for the video.

Wild Beasts’ Tom Fleming said of the strange video: “The idea of the video was to match the feel of a cheap game show with the content of a rather cruel psychological experiment. We wanted to make something that felt like an event and sort of project, rather than what passes for a trad music video.”


Last month, Wild Beasts released a special edition version of their album ‘Present Tense’. The LP comes with a bonus disc of remixes from the album, including Foals’ take on ‘Palace’. Additional remixes come from Lone, The Field, East India Youth and Sohn among others.

Additionally, Wild Beasts will perform a one-off gig in Leeds at Canal Mills on December 11. 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’.