Wild Beasts announce new single

Wild Beasts are to release 'Reach a Bit Further' as the next single from their widely acclaimed top twenty album, Smother. 'Reach a Bit Further' is an exercise in the happy / sad love song built around Benny Little’s exquisite guitars, cathartic call and answer vocals from Hayden Thorpe / Tom Fleming and a distinctive galloping drumbeat from Chris Talbot. The single will be available on 14th November via digital download and on limited edition coloured 12” vinyl collecting together the b-sides from the previous singles on Smother, some of which were only available on limited or digital only formats, as well as a new track, Thankless Thing, recorded with Richard Formby at the beginning of the Smother sessions.

The tracklisting is as follows:
A1 Reach A Bit Further
A2 Smother
B1 Catherine Wheel
B2 Thankless Thing

Listen to 'Thankless Thing' here:

Pre-order the 12" here:

Wild Beasts are currently on an extensive tour of North America following a very busy summer which saw them perform in Europe, Australia and at many festivals including the headline slots at Field Day and Glastonbury Park stage. They also somehow found the time to embark on unlikely and exciting match up remixing the latest single, 'You & I', from Lady Gaga. After another broad stint in Europe including the first ever Pitchfork festival in Paris, the four-piece will return to the UK in November for a much anticipated full tour notably with two Manchester Cathedral shows on the 16th and 17th and two London Shepherds Bush Empire shows on the 23rd and 24th. Many dates are already sold out. Full UK dates are as follows:

Live dates:
Thu 10 Nov Birmingham: HMV Library
Fri 11 Nov Oxford O2 Academy
Sat 12 Nov Leeds Constellations
Mon 14 Nov Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
Tue 15 Nov Aberdeen Lemon Tree
Wed 16 Nov Manchester Cathedral SOLD OUT
Thur 17 Nov Manchester Cathedral SOLD OUT
Sat 19 Nov Bristol Anson Rooms
Sun 20 Nov Nottingham Rescue Rooms SOLD OUT
Mon 21 Nov Southampton University
Wed 23 Nov London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire SOLD OUT
Thur 24 Nov London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Fri 25 Nov Cambridge Junction SOLD OUT
Sat 26 Nov Brighton Concorde II SOLD OUT

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