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- Website: www.thewombats.co.uk
Renowned as one of Britain's most exciting live bands, The Wombats have succeeded in taking on the indie-pop genre, adopting an intelligent attitude whilst retaining an exciting edge. Following the release of their debut album The Wombats Proudly Present A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation, the band's ascendency continued unabated. The record spawned two top 20 hits in the shape of Moving To New York and Let's Dance To Joy Division. The Wombats completed two huge sold-out UK tours which included triumphant shows at Brixton Academy, a unique one-off headline show at London's Royal Albert Hall and a massive homecoming show at the 10,000 capacity Liverpool Echo Arena. They were nominated for Best UK Act at the MTV Europe Awards, and played a plethora of enormous festival appearances including a co-headline set on the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading and Leeds as well as storming sets at Glastonbury, T In The Park, Isle Of Wight and Oxegen. The band worked on their second album in Los Angeles with producer Rich Costey (Muse, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand) having already collaborated on the project with Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.) and Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Lostprophets). The immediately infectious punky hooks that characterised their debut album are firmly in place, but this time around the band have been eager to experiment with more leftfield ideas and a darker lyrical approach. Although The Wombats are still a relatively young band, they have already come far and their mature approach should ensure that they have a long and fruitful career.
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