The Wombats

The Wombats



The Wombats are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 2003. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Matthew Murphy, drummer Dan Haggis and bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen and has been since its inception. The band is signed to 14th Floor Records in the United Kingdom and Bright Antenna in the United States. The Wombats' albums have sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

The group met while they were in university and released several EPs before their 2006 album Girls, Boys and Marsupials, which was only released in Japan. Their debut studio album A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation was released the following year, featuring some tracks first released on Girls, Boys and Marsupials. After releasing another EP in 2008 touring for three years, the band released their second album This Modern Glitch in 2011. Two years later, in 2013, the single "Your Body Is a Weapon" was released ahead of their third album Glitterbug, which was not released until mid-2015. The band released their fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life [2]on February 9th, 2018.



Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is an album by musical group The Wombats, released on February 9, 2018.
Black Flamingo
Black Flamingo is a song by musical group The Wombats, released on February 5, 2018.
Cheetah Tongue
Cheetah Tongue is a song by musical group The Wombats, released on January 17, 2018.
Turn is a song by musical group The Wombats, released on December 6, 2017.

Photos - The Wombats479

Popular Albums13

Album Appearances & References4

Popular Songs27

Song Appearances & References2

TV Shows4

Collaborators & Influencers3

Awards & Nominations2

Popular Tours1

Band Members2

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Spotify - Albums & Singles50


Spotify - Appears On1


Spotify - Top Tracks10


Upcoming Concerts37

UK Tour 2018 - O2 Institute Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
March 23, 2018
UK Tour 2018 - Manchester Academy
Manchester, United Kingdom
March 24, 2018
UK Tour 2018 - The Nick Rayns LCR
Norwich, United Kingdom
March 25, 2018
UK Tour 2018 - Alexandra Palace
London, United Kingdom
March 27, 2018
UK Tour 2018 - O2 Academy Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
March 28, 2018
UK Tour 2018 - O2 Guildhall Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom
March 29, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Botanique
Brussels, Belgium
April 4, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands
April 5, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Jovel Music Hall
Munster, Germany
April 6, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - E.Werk
Cologne, Germany
April 7, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Theaterfabrik
Munich, Germany
April 10, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Plaza Club Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
April 11, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Arena Wien
Vienna, Austria
April 12, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Lucerna
Prague, Czech Republic
April 13, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Astra Kulturhaus
Berlin, Germany
April 15, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Docks
Hamburg, Germany
April 16, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Vega
Copenhagen, Denmark
April 17, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Rockefeller
Oslo, Norway
April 19, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - USF Verftet
Bergen, Norway
April 20, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Folken
Stavanger, Norway
April 21, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Debaser
Stockholm, Sweden
April 23, 2018
EU Tour 2018 - Babel
Malmo, Sweden
April 24, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, United States
June 23, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
New Orleans, United States
June 26, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - Starplex Pavilion
Dallas, United States
June 27, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands, United States
June 29, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - Austin360 Amphitheater
Austin, United States
June 30, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, United States
July 6, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Tinley Park, United States
July 7, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Noblesville, United States
July 8, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - KeyBank Pavilion
Burgettstown, United States
July 10, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, United States
July 11, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Clarkston, United States
July 13, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Canada
July 14, 2018
Weezer / Pixies - Lakeview Amphitheater
Syracuse, United States
July 15, 2018
Highfield Festival
Grosspösna, Germany
August 19, 2018
Richfield Avenue
Reading, United Kingdom
August 24, 2018

News Articles11

The Wombats inch towards toppling The Greatest Showman in chart battle
  –  February 13, 2018
Indie rockers The Wombats are the most likely act to finally knock reigning ... Reading and Leeds line-up met with criticism Music fans have expressed mixed feelings over the Reading and Leeds festivals line-up, with many airing their disappointment ...
UK band The Wombats heading to Splendour In The Grass to celebrate new album
  –  February 10, 2018
IT is a gutsy music man who signs off on a Twin Peaks meets Twilight video treatment for a song about a fight he had with his wife. Matthew “Murph” Murphy, frontman of English band The Wombats, loves the rather violent clip which ends with a female ...
The Wombats on the secret to becoming indie survivors and why guitar music isn’t dead
  –  February 10, 2018
"It feels like a really exciting time to be in a guitar band". The Wombats have revealed the secret to maintaining their popularity over 10 years since releasing their debut album – and why the death of guitar music has been greatly exaggerated.
'Murph writes great pop songs': Inside The Wombats' campaign with Kobalt
  –  February 9, 2018
everyone was singing every word of every song,” he told Music Week. “It feels like the Spotify effect has worked in their favour. With a lot of guitar bands, they haven’t fared as well, but The Wombats’ knack of writing mainstream pop songs means ...
See the Wombats' Cutting, Acoustic Rendition of 'Lemon to a Knife Fight'
  –  February 9, 2018
English rock trio the Wombats performed spare, taut versions of "Lemon to a Knife Fight" and "Turn" in the run-up to the release of their new album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. New music from Justin Timberlake, Jack White and Cardi B ...
COLUMN: The Wombats released a new album but stuck to their old sound
  –  February 9, 2018
The Wombats are a consistent band, full of songs that force you to dance even when your day is going exceptionally poorly. This album is a perfect example of their rambunctious and beautifully-crafted music. To go with the upbeat sound of "Beautiful People ...
THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Wombats at Atlantic Records
  –  February 8, 2018
British pop rockers The Wombats have been on a roll lately as they gear up to release their new album BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE tomorrow, February 9th via Kobalt Music Recordings. Ahead of its release, they've shared the songs "Turn," "Lemon to ...
Interview: Murph tells all about The Wombats’ upcoming Australian return & bringing an actual lemon to a knife fight
  –  February 8, 2018
It’s been a wild ride for UK indie-rock band The Wombats, appearing over all parts of the globe ... Fans were lucky enough to be greeted with new music from the boys replicating what they knew best – the perfect mixture of indie pop and a hint of ...
The Wombats Say They Are “Definitely” Playing Splendour In The Grass 2018
  –  February 8, 2018
Speaking to Music Feeds contributor Sally McMullen in November, frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy said the band were booked for “a very special festival” down under. The Wombats last toured Australia around Groovin The Moo in 2017, but have ...
The Wombats join Music Venue Trust’s Fightback campaign
  –  February 6, 2018
The Wombats (pictured) and Bright Light Bright Light are getting involved in Music Venue Trust’s new Fightback campaign to help raise funds to save UK venues. The Wombats will play four dates this month in grassroots venues in Milton Keynes, Blackpool ...
The Wombats - Lemon to a Knife Fight Video
  –  December 5, 2017
The Wombats embark on their US tour in January ... Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life' will be released on February 9th 2018 through Kobalt Music Group.


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