Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Present Tense by Wild Beasts, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Present Tense

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

iTunes Review

The Kendal band emerge revitalised on a record about sex, apocalypse and love. The gothic-tinged opener “Wanderlust” finds Wild Beasts celebrating themselves and the places they go that no-one else dares—like “Daughters”, where Tom Fleming envisions bloody retribution from Britain's young women. Meanwhile, Hayden Thorpe's songs elevate sex to salvation—searching for the “Sweet Spot” and “A Simple Beautiful Truth”, a plainly gorgeous, airy funk number.

Customer Reviews

Doesn't disappoint

Been eagerly awaiting this release after hearing Wanderlust. Still unmistakably WB but a bit less floaty and ethereal then Smother, lots of interesting synths that swell to epic crescendos. Only listened through 3 times so far but Mecca and Sweet Spot are my faves so far. Like all their previous releases it will take many listens to fully appreciate I'm sure.


This album makes me feel better than my ex boyfriend did!


I was looking forward to this but sadly only 1 good record on here. Wanderlust. The rest is bland and very boring. I saw them
Live last month - awesome. But this is just bland , bland and bland. But I suppose hard to reach the heights of Smother.


Formed: Leeds, England

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

England's Wild Beasts were a duo founded in 2002 by Hayden Thorpe (guitar, vocals) and Ben Little (guitar). Originally called Fauve, the group was joined by drummer Chris Talbot in 2004 and changed its name to Wild Beasts. After recording a self-titled EP, Tom Flemming was recruited as Wild Beasts' bassist, and the band relocated to Leeds, where its energetic sound and Thorpe's theatrical falsetto earned the group a dedicated local following. Wild Beasts released a number of singles on Bad Sneakers...
Full bio
Present Tense, Wild Beasts
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings