Wild Beasts announce the band is "coming to an end" and hint at farewell gigs

The group will round off their time together with a string of shows in early 2018.

Wild Beasts have announced their split in a letter posted online.

The indie rock band from Kendal thanked their fans for their "love and energy" but have decided for their own reasons "to leave this orbit". 

The quartet became popular after the release of their 2008 debut album Limbo, Panto. Its follow-up, Two Dancers, was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize in 2010. 

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Read the full statement from the band below, which hints at a possible farewell show(s).

Wild Beasts scored three Top 40 albums on the Official Chart, with their most recent, 2016's Boy King, being their highest peaking at Number 9. 

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UPDATE: 26/09/2017

Wild Beasts have announced details of their new EP, called Punk, Drunk and Trembling, plus news of their farewell shows from February 2018.

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Article image: Tom Andrew

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