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, the bandmembers announced a break so they could concentrate on recording their fourth album, Present Tense, which was scheduled for release in early 2014. Wild Beasts announced they were working with producers Lexxx and Leo Abrahams
and released the single "Wanderlust" in preparation. The album was extremely successful, receiving a very respectable 8.2 rating on Pitchfork, and going on to reach number ten on the U.K. album chart.
Their follow-up, 2016's Boy King, was preceded by the release of the Olivier Groulx-directed video for the lead single, "Get My Bang." The full album, this time made with the help of Grammy-winning producer John Congleton
, was released in August 2016, again on the Domino
imprint. 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. ~ Katherine Fulton, Rovi