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The Wombats Biography

The Wombats are an English indie rock band formed in Liverpool in 2003. Since its inception, the band's line-up has consisted of Matthew Murphy, Tord Øverland Knudsen, and Dan Haggis. The band is signed to 14th Floor Records and Bright Antenna. They have sold over 1 million albums worldwide.History The Wombats EP (2008–2010) The Wombats at Lollapalooza 2015 In April 2008, the band put out their first U.S. release on the Bright Antenna label, The Wombats EP. Following this release, the band went on a full UK tour as well as playing dates in Europe and Japan. The band also played for Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 1, covering the Take That song "Patience" and the Postman Pat theme song, w...
The Wombats are an English indie rock band formed in Liverpool in 2003. Since its inception, the band's line-up has consisted of Matthew Murphy, Tord Øverland Knudsen, and Dan Haggis. The band is signed to 14th Floor Records and Bright Antenna. They have sold over 1 million albums worldwide.

History

The Wombats EP (2008–2010)

The Wombats at Lollapalooza 2015

In April 2008, the band put out their first U.S. release on the Bright Antenna label, The Wombats EP. Following this release, the band went on a full UK tour as well as playing dates in Europe and Japan. The band also played for Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 1, covering the Take That song "Patience" and the Postman Pat theme song, which bassist Tord sang in his native Norwegian.

The summer of 2008 saw the band perform live at a number of major festivals including Glastonbury Festival in June and T in the Park in July, opening the BBC Radio 1 / NME Stage set on the Friday. They also played Reading and Leeds Festival on the Saturday and Friday respectively on the Radio 1/NME Stage supporting Babyshambles. In September 2008 the band were filmed for a cameo appearance on Australian soap Neighbours.

The band also announced via their MySpace blog that they would be releasing two singles, a seasonal 'Anti-Christmas' themed "Is This Christmas?" on 15 December 2008, followed by a track titled "My Circuitboard City" on 3 March 2009.

This Modern Glitch (2010–2013)

Lead vocalist Matthew Murphy performing with The Wombats in 2009

In September 2010, the band announced they were near to completing their second studio album, This Modern Glitch in the MRG Recording Studio in Los Angeles, California. The band worked with producers Eric Valentine and Jacknife Lee.

The first single to be released from the album, "Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)" was released in the UK on 27 September 2010 and debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 23; marking the band's fifth Top 40 hit and third most successful single to date. The accompanying music video was shot in Los Angeles, CA during August 2010 and was directed by The General Assembly. Following the rumoured release of "Techno Fan" as the second single from the album, the track "Jump into the Fog" was confirmed for a release on 24 January 2011. "Anti-D" was the next single, with the album following two weeks later. The album, entitled This Modern Glitch, was released in April 2011 as a CD, digital download and also on 7" and 12" vinyl. The Wombats also played at the 2011 Southside and Hurricane music festivals in Germany.

The Wombats' song "Techno Fan" was previously used in European airline easyJet's television and Facebook campaigns.

Glitterbug (2013–2017)

On 11 September 2013, a mysterious hashtag message appeared on the band's Facebook page which read "#yourbodyisaweapon". A second message on 16 September stated: "Seismic activity is going on! Excited to announce that our new track 'Your Body Is a Weapon' will be out on October 2nd." The single premiered on BBC Radio 1 on 1 October as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record and was officially released the next day. Lead singer Murphy claimed that their next album would be released at some point in 2014, however this did not come to pass.

On 17 December 2014, the Wombats announced that their new album, Glitterbug, would be released in April 2015 as well as revealing the official album cover. The album's second single titled 'Greek Tragedy' was premiered as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1. A third track 'Emoticons' was published 16 February, with the third single from Glitterbug 'Give Me A Try' being released in March. To celebrate the album's release the Glitterbug B Sides EP was released on the same day. The album achieved similar chart success to its predecessor This Modern Glitch, charting at number 5 in the UK and 2 in Australia. Glitterbug also became The Wombats' first album to chart in the US, reaching 81 on the Billboard 200.

To support the album the band toured extensively across the world. They also performed "Greek Tragedy" on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (2017–2021)

After being revealed as headliners of Australian festival Groovin' the Moo for 2017, Murphy announced that work was underway for a fourth Wombats album, with a release scheduled for the end of that Summer. However, the album was not released before this deadline. Instead, the band announced they would tour to celebrate the decade anniversary of their debut album.

On 4 September 2017, a teaser trailer was published on the band's Facebook, accompanied by an emoji of a knife and a lemon. On 30 October 2017, it was revealed via the group's Instagram that the fourth studio album would be titled Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. The first single off the album was "Lemon to a Knife Fight", released on 7 November 2017. The album was released on 9 February 2018.

Fix Yourself, Not the World (2021–present)

Starting from 13 May 2021, the band posted a series of teasers on various social media, leading up to the announcement on 24 May 2021 of the single "Method to the Madness". It was released on 26 May 2021, . A second single, titled "If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming with You" was released on 16 August, taken from their upcoming album titled Fix Yourself, Not the World, scheduled for release on 7 January 2022.

Band members

  • Matthew Murphy – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards (2003–present)
  • Tord Øverland Knudsen – bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2003–present)
  • Dan Haggis – drums, percussion, keyboards, guitar, backing vocals (2003–present)



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The Wombats Discography

  • 2007AlbumA Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation
  • 2007AlbumA Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation (Special Edition)
  • 2007SingleBackfire at the Disco (Rumbled in the Disco Mix)
  • 2007SingleBackfire at the Disco
  • 2008AlbumThe Wombats EP
  • 2011EPJump Into the Fog
  • 2011AlbumThe Wombats Proudly Present: This Modern Glitch
  • 2013EPYour Body Is a Weapon
  • 2015AlbumGlitterbug (B-Sides)
  • 2018AlbumBeautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
  • 2018AlbumBeautiful People Will Ruin Your Life (Extended Version)
  • 2018SingleBee-Sting
  • 2018SingleOceans
  • 2018SingleTurn (feat. Dagny)
  • 2019AlbumB - Z Sides (2003 - 2017) [In Rough Chronological Order]
  • 2020SingleNothing to Love About Love
  • 2021SingleMethod to the Madness
  • 2021AlbumThe Wombats Proudly Present... This Modern Glitch (10th Anniversary Edition)
  • 2022AlbumFix Yourself, Not the World
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