Wild Beasts have roared back into action with the announcement of their upcoming album “Boy King” and by mauling us with a new track and an accompanying video. Their latest release “Get My Bang” is the first track off their new LP and it is an edgy and gritty track that will please all their fans.
“Get my Bang” starts with a single layer of pitch floating between your headphones before they smash you with a funky drum, distorted guitar, and alluring vocals. The video is equally fascinating and gripping with lead singer Hayden Thorpe involved in a strangely Tarantino/Pulp Fiction like street dance which fits the offbeat sound brilliantly. The video for ‘Get My Bang’ was shot in Belgrade and directed by Olivier Groulx who already worked with Arcade Fire, alt-J, and Scott Walker.
The lead singer speaks like Wild Beasts are back with a vengeance and judging by the evidence within this first track and video we certainly agree. We can’t wait to see what else lies in wait within “Boy King” and can only hope it is more wildly untamed music like this.
“Boy King” will be Wild Beasts fifth album to date after the success of “Present Tense” in 2014.
It is set for release on August 5th via Domino records. Watch the track list of “Boy King” below and pre-order the LP on iTunes. The band will also be touring in the UK and Europe to support the album. Get your tickets for their show at Le Botanique in Brussels here.
‘Get My Bang’
‘He The Colossus’
‘Eat Your Heart Out Adonis’