The Wombats

The Wombats

Perky Scousers known for indie rock hits 'Let's Dance to Joy Division' and 'Moving To New York'.

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Ever since Murph, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen and drummer Dan Haggis – who met and formed The Wombats at the Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts in 2003 – emerged in 2006 and swiftly became chart-quashing champions of the noughties guitar pop explosion with hits including ‘Moving To New York’, ‘Kill The Director’ and ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’, they’ve barely looked back. Recorded at The Pool in Bermondsey (in April 2017) and One Eyed Jacks in Wimbledon (August to October 2017), with producers Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man) and Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice), the Wombats’ new album – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life – finds the band stepping up to the frontline of alt-pop innovation alongside The xx, Perfume Genius and The 1975. From the ultramodern whooshes and AI heartbeats of ‘Cheetah Tongue’ to the Vampire Weekend-doing-‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ that is ‘Dip You In Honey’, it sounds like a 2040s indie record today, slavered in Blade Runner synths, future grooves, celestial solos and space age melodies. If beautiful people ruin The Wombats’ lives, the resulting album will make your year. The ‘Bats take wing.

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Performance times

Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4JN

Sat 6 Jul

£33.25 / 0161 834 4026

Reviews & features

The Wombats announce biggest headline UK tour

23 Aug 2018

Music gossip

The Wombats have announced their biggest UK headline tour to date, including a stop at The SSE Arena, Wembley. The 'Lemon to a Knife Fight' hitmakers - Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis and Tord Øverland Knudsen - will set out on a six-date run in early…

The Wombats announce their biggest UK tour to date

23 Aug 2018

Indie trio to perform in Glasgow, Leeds, Wembley and more

The Wombats have announced a new UK tour for Jan/Feb 2019.ickets for the tour go on sale on Thu 30 Aug at 9am. The Liverpudlian trio released their debut album, A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation, over 10 years ago. Major hits include 'Kill The…

The Wombats announce UK and Ireland tour dates, here's how to get presale tickets

10 Nov 2017

Liverpudlian indie trio are supporting the release of their upcoming fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

The Wombats have announced a tour of UK and Ireland for 2018. Tickets go on general sale Fri 17 Nov at 9am, O2 priority presale tickets are available from 9am on Wed 15 Nov. The Liverpudlian trio, who released their debut album A Guide To Love, Loss…

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