Hyde & Beast's new single, You Will Be Lonely, was released on November 14th 2011 through Tail Feather Records. It is the second single to be taken from their debut album, Slow Down, which was released in August 2011 and follows on from lead single Never Back Down, which was also released in August 2011.
Hyde & Beast are David Hyde and Neil 'Beast' Bassett, both of whom are drummers from other bands: David previously played in The Futureheads and Neil in Golden Virgins. Whereas The Futureheads have had moderate success and are due to release their fifth studio album towards the end of 2011, Golden Virgins split up in 2006 after only one LP.
Hyde & Beast recorded Slow Down in Neil's Sunderland studio. The band said they were influenced by Velvet Underground, T Rex and Captain Beefhart while recording.
Hyde & Beast are currently touring the UK and are expected to continue throughout November. When touring, they are always backed up by a full band, which usually includes David's brother and fellow member of The Futureheads, Barry.
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