News has broken that Wild Beasts are splitting up. The band have been a force to be reckoned with over the last few years but have in fact been a band since the members were teenagers.
The news comes as a way for the band to protect the legacy of the band – which has been built over the past 15 years – and to ensure they don’t get to be old and boring as so many insistent artists do.
“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.”