Wild Beasts have announced their new album « Boy King » and share the lead single « Get My Bang ». Speaking about the record, which was produced by John Congleton in Dallas, Texas, in a press release, frontman Hayden Thorpe said:

It became apparent that that guitar almost became the character within the songs, that phallic character, the all-conquering male. I’m letting my inner Byron fully out, I thought I’d tucked him away, but he came screaming back like the Incredible Hulk. … I think Boy King is an apocalyptic record. It’s about swimming in the abyss. When you think about sex, you’ve got to think about death, they’re one and the same.

Apparently, the song was initially conceived of in writing sessions with Disclosure. Boy King will be released on 5 August via Domino Records.

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