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Wild Beasts Announce Final Album (a Live Album), Share “The Devil’s Palace (Live at RAK)”

Last Night All My Dreams Came True Due out February 16, 2018 via Domino

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Back in September British art-rockers Wild Beasts announced their breakup in a typed up statement, signed by the band and posted to Instagram. In October the band released a final EP, Punk Drunk and Trembling, and announced three farewell concerts for next February. Now they have announced a final album, Last Night All My Dreams Came True, due for release on February 16, 2018 via Domino. It is a live in the studio album as part of the Domino Documents series started by Julia Holter’s In the Same Room from earlier this year. Last Night All My Dreams Came True was recorded over two days at London’s RAK Studios and features live in the studio versions of their previous songs. They have shared one of its tracks, “The Devil’s Palace (Live at RAK),” an unreleased song that mixes together two previous songs, “The Devil’s Crayon” and “Palace.” Listen below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art.

The band’s Tom Fleming had this to say about the album in a press release: “It’s us as tight and slick as we ever have been. And it’s also us giving the fewest fucks we’ve ever given. There’s a sense of celebration and destructiveness combined, a sense that the fetters are off. Not that they were ever on ... but that sense of limited time before you shuffle off is very much a motivator.”

Wild Beasts’ Hayden Thorpe had this to say about the band’s breakup in the press release: “I think there’s a life cycle with any band. It reaches a point where the snake begins to eat its tail. Our last album, Boy King, felt just like our first record in many ways - in its fuck you spirit, in its sense of self-destruction.”

The press release points out: “And make no mistake; this is the last time Wild Beasts will be doing such things. This is no hiatus and there are no crafty eyes on a future reunion.” Thorpe adds: “We get to leave our desk by our own accord, and that makes us very lucky. Whoever gets to do that?”

Wild Beasts released five critically well-received albums, including 2016’s Boy King. Here is September’s full band statement on the breakup again: “Wild Beasts are coming to an end. 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. We’re care takers to something precious and don’t want to have it diminish as we move forward in our 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.”

Read our 2016 interview with Wild Beasts.

Read our 2011 interview with Wild Beasts.

Last Night All My Dreams Came True Tracklist:

1. Wanderlust (Live at RAK)
2. Big Cat (Live at RAK)
3. A Simple Beautiful Truth (Live at RAK)
4. 2BU (Live at RAK)
5. Bed Of Nails (Live at RAK)
6. Hooting & Howling (Live at RAK)
7. This Is Our Lot (Live at RAK)
8. He The Colossus (Live at RAK)
9. The Devil’s Palace (Live at RAK)
10. Alpha Female (Live at RAK)
11. Get My Bang (Live at RAK)
12. All The King’s Men (Live at RAK)
13. Celestial Creatures (Live at RAK)

Wild Beasts Farewell 2018 Tour Dates:

February 15th - Dublin Olympia
February 16th - Manchester Albert Hall
February 17th - London Eventim Apollo

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