Hot on the heels of the release of their latest album Boy King, Wild Beasts hit Cambridge Junction on 10 October.
Their latest offering sees them exploring a wilder, beastlier sound than ever – abandoning the floaty soundscapes and effeminate air they started to see off in Present Tense (2014) and jumping headlong into a macho new groove. Boy King, their fifth album, serves up a darker, more guttural dose of pop; one laden with throbbing synths, shredding guitar riffs and intoxicating basslines.
It’s a substantial departure from the Wild Beasts we were introduced to on their delicate debut Limbo, Panto and the Mercury-nominated Two Dancers in 2009, but fans will still find plenty of the trademark Wild Beasts style in there: lead singer Hayden’s celestial falsetto ensuring that the new sound’s provenance is unmistakable. Tickets are £18.