The lead single from Wild Beasts' new album Smother is a bit of a slow-burner, but fear not if you're an impatient soul - its accompanying promo video has got lots going for it. Filmed by Dave Ma, whose previous form includes the videos to Balloons and Olympic Airways by Foals, it's got unsettling medical imagery, exceptionally pretty women with lovely hair and lots of dancing. In addition, Hayden Thorpe's mildly unsettling Devil's Crayon-era moustache is back. What more could you want?
words: Kate Goodacre
Wild Beasts release Albatross on May 2nd through Domino Records, with their third album Smother to follow on May 9th, 2011. The band will play the following UK shows: Old Town Hall, Gateshead (May 5), Oran Mor, Glasgow (6), Coronation Hall, Ulverston (7), Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (8 - afternoon and evening, evening sold out), Y Theatre, Leicester (9), Wilton's Music Hall (11/12, both sold out), Guildhall, Gloucester (13), City Hall Grand Ballroom, Sheffield (14). They also play Isle of Wight Festival (June 11) Field Day, London (August 6) and End of the Road, Dorset (September 2).