Thursday, July 13, 2006


FILE UNDER: Indie / Pop Punk / Alternative
INFO: The Wombats are a three piece band from Liverpool whose own brand of shimmering, high-speed punk-pop has grabbed many an ear and tapping toe of late. Born in the bustle of the local music scene just two years ago, they comprise two native Liverpudlians; front man Matthew Murphy, provider of voice, guitar and keyboards and drummer, b - vocalist Dan Haggis while Bass lines and additional vocal ammo are provided by Tord Overland-Knudsen, a Viking who has made his home in the city. Having already seduced Scouseland, The Wombats have recently been getting attention in more some exotic locations - from China to Canada, their sad-spun, harmonic rush touching a universal nerve despite its peculiarly English lyrical concerns of Caravans in Wales and If I had Sky Id be alright. They now have further international adventures planned to France and Malawi. The band have received much praise from those in the know, they have been described variously as: A joy to behold (, UK) A must-see next time they're in town as they begin the fast-track to rock 'n' roll superstardom (Chart Magazine, Canada) and A silver Greyhound bus lost amongst the roundabouts of a unloved English new town (The Fly, UK) The Guardian said of their appearance at Beijings Midi Festival : For one glorious half-hour concert at least - bigger than the Rolling Stones. No such nonsense for The Wombats themselves, who describe their output more sensibly as: Joebone fiace smoking da webosses and manhandling a few near-extinct Venezuelan toddle otters Of course Having already self-released four EPs, which have received airplay from Radio 1 and internationally they are now finally putting out a single - Lost in the Post - to a hungry audience. Not a trio to sit on their pop laurels, they plan to get back into the studio in the next few weeks to record three new songs, Sunday TV, My First Wedding, and Backfire at the Disco, which have gone down a storm at recent gigs.
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