The Wombats are a three-piece band from Liverpool, England. They comprise of Matthew Murphy (vocals, guitar and keyboards) and Dan Haggis (drums and backing vocals) - both from Liverpool - along with Tord Øverland-Knudsen (bass and occasional vocals) a Norwegian who now lives there. They have international trips planned to France and Malawi.
Their single "Let's Dance To Joy Division" was released in October 2007, to promote their UK debut album, entitled The Wombats Proudly Present: A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation which was released on 5 November 2007. The song entered the HMV singles chart at number 9 after regular radio play time. The song refers to the band Joy Division and their most popular song, Love Will Tear Us Apart, is mentioned in the lyrics. Joy Division were a popular, influential and doom laden band whose vocalist, Ian Curtis, committed suicide. The theme of the Wombats' song is that even when everything is going wrong you should be happy regardless and show this by dancing to a depressing song and celebrating the irony. Highly Recommended!
The Wombats - Kill The Director
The Wombats - Kenneth Clark's Beard (live at BBC)
The Wombats @ MySpace
The Wombats - Let's Dance To Joy Division
The Wombats - Backfire At The Disco
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