For 2011's Smother, the group recorded in an isolated area in North Wales and reunited with co-producer Richard Formby. After a period of intense touring, Wild Beasts took a break to concentrate on recording their fourth album, Present Tense, which featured production by Lexxx and Leo Abrahams
. Upon its 2014 release, it reached number ten on the U.K. album chart.
Two years later, the band returned with Boy King, a more electronically inclined set of songs produced by Grammy winner John Congleton
. In September 2017, Wild Beasts revealed they had called it quits. A month later, they marked the occasion with the release of the Punk Drunk and Trembling EP, which included songs from the Boy King sessions. ~ Katherine Fulton, Rovi