While all around them have fallen away, The Wombats have stood firm, becoming one of the biggest bands in the UK.
And how have they managed that? Well, it’s because they’re one of the best.
Those who looked past their unfair early labelling as ‘indie landfill’ - and particularly those who have ever seen them live - will see a trio of fantastically talented musicians who produce undeniable indiepop anthems with glorious melodies and memorable lyrics, and who, together, are an unstoppable force of nature on stage.
Punkish debut album A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation - home of ‘Moving To New York and ‘Let’s Dance to Joy Division’ - was followed by This Modern Glitch and 2015’s Glitterbug, which showcased their moved to a more electronic sound, before fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, which came out in February this year.
It hit number 3 on the UK album charts and, to date, has racked up a mighty 80 million streams, while their live following goes from strength-to-strength, with the band starring on the main stage at Reading and announcing their biggest tour to date in January 2019, which features two arena dates, including Wembley Arena on 1 February.
To celebrate this announcement, the band release the new single ‘BEE-STING’, which will be released on limited edition 7” on 9 November, and will also feature alongside two new recordings on an expanded version of Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life.
We’re delighted to be able to premiere the track right here, with singer Matthew Murphy saying:
“I think the song is again a bit of an homage to the ‘90s, a bit of a psychedelic nod to early Dandy Warhols, maybe. Our UK tour in March/April was probably my favourite tour ever, but it feels like this one is going to go off even more. Wembley is going to be a real moment for us!”
Enough talking, let’s get listening:
The Wombats’ 2019 tour dates are below, improve your life and get down to one of these:
2019 UK TOUR DATES
Jan 25th - Glasgow, O2 Academy
Jan 26th - Leeds, First Direct Arena
Jan 28th - Newport, Centre
Jan 29th - Bournemouth, O2 Academy
Jan 31st - Birmingham, O2 Academy
Feb 1st - London, SSE Arena
Buy tickets here