Photo: Wild Beasts / This latest single is the second from latest album "Present Tense"

Photo: Wild Beasts / This latest single is the second from latest album “Present Tense”

Wild Beasts have released the video for forthcoming single ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth will be released on 16 May 2014.This is the second single from their fourth album, ‘Present Tense’which entered the UK album charts at 10.  The band have also been announced for Forbidden Fruit , which takes place at Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin from 31 May – 1 June 2014.

Wild Beast to play Forbidden Fruit this summer.

Wild Beast to play Forbidden Fruit this summer.

The video was filmed by Klaus Thymann.  Speaking on the release of the video, the band said: ‘We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain. We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like A Simple Beautiful Truth, to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime. The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn’t done this before.’

The band have also just completed a tour in support of the album, including a sold-out show at Dublin’s Olympia and London’s Brixton Academy.  Currently on tour in Europe, they will return to the UK to perform at The Great Escape, End Of The Road (as the Sunday night headline act) and Bestival.

Next Irish show for the band will be at Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival on 8 May and Forbidden Fruit Festival on 1 June.