Wild Beasts Announce New Single – ‘Reach A Bit Further’

Wild Beasts pic credit Paul Phung

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 (RUG437D) 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:


Thu 10Nov Birmingham: HMV Library

Fri 11Nov Oxford O2 Academy

Sat 12Nov 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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