Wild Beasts are coming to an end,” the band said in a statement. “Our hearts and minds have been devoted to the band since we were teenagers. We’ve created something quite of our own and built a body of work which we stand by as heartfelt and true.
“The four of us have decided, for our own reasons and in our own ways, that it is now time to leave this orbit.”
They continued: “We’re care takers to something precious and don’t want to have it diminish as we move forward in out lives. Thank you for your love and energy and for helping us make it what it is. We consider ourselves remarkably fortunate to have lived out this dream.
“Before we go, we’d like to celebrate with you and we’ll be in touch in the morning with further announcements.”
Now, to coincide with the news, the band are sharing an EP which consists of new song ‘Punk Drunk And Trembling’ taken from the band’s Boy King recording sessions with three live dates, which can be found below.
The EP also features the tracks ‘Maze’ and ‘Last Night All My Dreams Came True’, previously only available on the deluxe vinyl version of ‘Boy King’.
February 15th – Dublin Olympia
February 16th – Manchester Albert Hall
February 17th – London Eventim Apollo