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The Wombats

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There are two artists that share this name:

1) The Wombats are a three-piece indie band which formed in 2003 in Liverpool, England. The band consists of Matthew Murphy (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Tord Øverland Knudsen (bass, vocals) and Dan Haggis (drums, vocals). Murphy and Haggis are native Liverpudlians and Øverland-Knudsen is Norwegian. The members met while they were students at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. The band has released two albums, “A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation” (2007) and “This Modern Glitch” (2011).

Early Years 2003 - 2006

The three met at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. The school gave them the chance to play gigs to over 20,000 people in China. This was one of the band’s first trips to play outside the UK. They spent their time traveling around the country in a Vauxhall Agila and spent most of their time drunk, as quoted by the band while on the Colin Murray show in 2007. Their debut single Lost in the Post/Party in a Forest (Where’s Laura) was released at the end of 2006. They also managed to release an album in Japan called Girls, Boys and Marsupials and reached fame over in the Far East.

Present Day 2007 -

The band then released a second limited edition vinyl called Moving to New York in January, 2007. This single got critical acclaim from Radio DJs such as Colin Murray and Zane Lowe. In May the band released their third single called Backfire at the Disco this then lead to the band successfully released their first full single Kill the Director in late July. This single managed to reach #35 in the U.

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  • Elizabbeth

    Awesome gig in Moscow <3 [2]

    14 Jul 9:25pm Reply
  • laurenl912

    Everytime they release new stuff I become re obsessed with them, Glitterbug is a amazing

    5 Jul 2:25pm Reply
  • Rogerrr57

    love love love Glitterbug

    4 Jul 1:55am Reply
  • ylygylygynda

    Hey, you killed it in Moscow! I've never heard your music before that gig and now I listen to it almost every day. Good job guys, and thank you for leaving more good memories from my trip to the capital than I expected to have. Hope to see you live again but in a solo show.

    2 Jul 8:50pm Reply
  • nas_mesh_nik

    Awesome gig in Moscow <3

    28 Jun 3:32pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    The band's name sounded interesting. I checked them out. Hey, why not? Fabulous sounding stuff!

    20 Jun 10:10pm Reply
  • kleimoment

    разачоровал альбом, прошлый был лучше

    17 Jun 10:14pm Reply
  • irwinss

    i don't know if it's just me but i love all the albums, all the songs. sounds ridiculous but i take music as moments in life, and you don't feel the same way everytime, so...

    17 May 12:29am Reply
  • Elizabbeth

    Love the new album, their music has the power to make me happy and forget everything else for a while [2]

    24 Apr 12:32pm Reply
  • borntoitlejonet

    This is not a party it's a hurricaaaane!

    17 Apr 4:00pm Reply
  • Packiesla

    Not the biggest fan, new album might change that.

    14 Apr 7:18pm Reply
  • THEminority_

    Love the new album, their music has the power to make me happy and forget everything else for a while

    14 Apr 3:20pm Reply
  • ChrisFallout

    Ugh, new album is perfection. Love it.

    14 Apr 8:08am Reply
  • Nandow1991

    Curveballs >>>>>>>>>>

    13 Apr 7:57pm Reply
  • PsyPsymon

    Isabel is brilliant.

    13 Apr 5:14pm Reply
  • guacamole79

    Glitterbug is one of my favourite albums so far this year.

    13 Apr 3:29pm Reply
  • Cat_007

    last album more pop, than...

    13 Apr 7:41am Reply
  • Walenta

    Heavy Pop Review: http://www.heavypop.at/the-wombats-glitterbug/

    9 Apr 6:40pm Reply
  • freezZa

    The English Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    8 Apr 1:05pm Reply
  • dennis1808

    Glitterbug is just amazing! Emoticons <3

    7 Apr 6:58pm Reply
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