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Wild Beasts announce new album, Boy King, let loose “Get My Bang” — watch

on May 24, 2016, 11:50am

 

On August 5th, Wild Beasts will put out a new album titled Boy King. The Domino release marks their fifth studio effort following 2014’s Present Tense. It collects 10 tracks, all recorded in Dallas, Texas with renowned producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky).

“It became apparent that that guitar almost became the character within the songs, that phallic character, the all-conquering male,” frontman Hayden Thorpe said of the LP. “I’m letting my inner Byron fully out, I thought I’d tucked him away, but he came screaming back like the Incredible Hulk.”

Apparently, his version of the Incredible Hulk’s also got a strong libido. “I think Boy King is an apocalyptic record,” he added. “It’s about swimming in the abyss. When you think about sex, you’ve got to think about death, they’re one and the same.”

Wild Beasts have given us our first taste of the Boy King with “Get My Bang”, a swaggering cut laced with Thorpe’s sleek falsetto. Check it out above via its accompanying music video, directed by Olivier Groulx.

Additionally, the UK indie rockers have mapped out a lengthy European tour which kicks off next month. Find the dates below the album artwork and tracklist.

Boy King Artwork:

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Boy King Tracklist:
01. Big Cat
02. Tough Guy
03. Alpha Female
04. Get My Bang
05. Celestial Creatures
06. 2BU
07. He The Colossus
08. Ponytail
09. Eat Your Heart Out Adonis
10. Dreamliner

Wild Beasts 2016 Tour Dates:
06/18 – Madrid, ES @ MadCool Festival
07/26-27 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
07/28-29 – Brighton, UK @ Hove Old Market
08/18 – Brecon Beacons, UK @ Green Man Festival
08/26 – Dumfries, UK @ Electric Fields
08/27 – Helsinki, FI @ Modern Sky Festival
09/02 – Vlieland, NL @ Into the Great Wide Open
09/04 – Laois, IE @ Electric Picnic
09/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
09/28 – Bristol, UK @ Motion
09/29 – Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy
09/30 – Margate, UK @ By the Sea Festival
10/01 – Sheffield, UK @ The Foundry
10/03 – Cambridge, UK @ The Junction
10/04 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
10/07 – Newcastle, UK @ Northumbria Uni
10/08 – Glasgow, UK @ QMU
10/09 – Manchester, UK @ Academy
10/12 – Belgium, BE @ Botanique Orangeries
10/13 – Paris, FR @ La Gaite Lyrique
10/14 – Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
10/15 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
10/16 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
10/18 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
10/20 – Berlin, DE @ Kesselhaus
10/21 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
10/23 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
10/25 – Milan, IT @ Magnolia
10/26 – Lyon, FR @ Epicure Moderne
10/29 – Bilbao, ES @ BIME