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all know the old expression of ‘dance like nobody’s watching’, but Wild Beasts seem to have taken this to a whole new level with the unveiling of their latest video for track ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’. They’re on a mountain, in the middle of nowhere, busting out some moves your 5-year-old-self would be proud of.

But aside from making The Robot cool again/preparing for a career change as air traffic controllers, the four-piece are dressed as if they’re about to take their cycling proficiency test and somehow manage to pull it off. Filmed by Klaus Thymann and a nod to Talking Heads, this is Wild Beasts gone wild: ‘The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn’t done this before.’ Well, we were just asking ourselves the same ruddy thing!

So far, the videos accompanying the ‘Present Tense’ album have put a bit of a smile behind the band’s somewhat serious sentiments, which we’re definitely a fan of and hope to see more like this in the future.

A Simple Beautiful Truth is the second single from their fourth album and will be released on 19th May. After just finishing up a UK tour, the band are currently in Europe and are set to return to home shores to perform at The Great Escape, End Of The Road and Bestival, with further dates to be announced.

Wed 09 Apr 2014 Germany Munich Strom
Thu 10 Apr 2014 Italy Milan Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti
Fri 11 Apr 2014 France Lyon Marche-Gare
Sat 12 Apr 2014 Switzerland Zurich Plaza Club
Sun 13 Apr 2014 France Lille Aeronef
Tue 15 Apr 2014 Belgium Brussels Orangerie
Wed 16 Apr 2014 France Paris Trabendo
Thu 08 May 2014 N.Ire Belfast Belfast Cathedral Quarter Arts fest
Fri 09 May 2014 Brighton Great Escape @ The Dome
Thu 29 May 2014 Switzerland Dudingen Bad Bonn Kilbi
Fri 06 Jun 2014 Greece Athens Plissken
Fri 13 Jun 2014 Norway Bergen Bergenfest
Sun 15 Jun 2014 Denmark Aarhus Northside
Sat 21 Jun 2014 Holland Hilvarenbeek Best kept secret
Sat 28 Jun 2014 Ukraine Kiev Park Live
Sun 29 Jun 2014 Russia Moscow Park Live
Fri 04 Jul 2014 Poland Gdynia Open’er
Fri 15 Aug 2014 Belgium Hasselt Pukklepop
Sat 16 Aug 2014 Hungary Budapest Sziget
Sun 17 Aug 2014 Germany Hamburg Dockville
Sun 31 Aug 2014 Dorset End of the Road
Sat 06 Sep 2014 Isle of Wight Bestival
Tue 09 Sep 2014 CROATIA Rovinj Unknown
Fri 11 July 2014 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
Sat 12 July 2014 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
Mon 14 July 2014 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair *
Tues 15 July 2014 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre *
Wed 16 July 2014 Toronto, ON – The Mod Club
Sat 19 July 2014 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
* w/ Mutual Benefit