Thursday, November 08, 2007

The Wombats

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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Blogger Ziggy said...

Anajo - Nah Bei Mir + Tanz Tanz Band
Sportfreunde Stiller - Burli
Wir Sind Helden - Die Reklamation
Die Toten Hosen - Reich & Sexy
Die Ärzte - Die Bestie In Menschengestalt
Westernhagen - So Weit
Herbert Grönemeyer - Mensch

Tomte - Du Weißt Was Ich Meine

Freezepop - Fancy Ultra Fresh + Freezpop Forever
Mr. Jones Machine - New Wave

Indie Live

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the wombats are so 2005

7:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday i was hoping for a link to the wombats album
and today you're talking about them :)

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

still wish i could have a link to their album

i pretty much love it and dont wanna have to wait to x-mas to get it

5:42 AM  
Blogger Halo said...

i was in the madrid show last 29 th october... they played great and we have a lot of fun there..!!!!

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Axi said...

Thanks Man.

Here is a link for the Wombats album:

9:04 AM  

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