Liverpool trio The Wombats are set to return with a brand new album that will be released at the end of the summer. The new record will be bands fourth studio album and follows 2015’s ‘Glitterbug’.
Founded in 2003 by singer Matthew Murphy, drummer Dan Haggis and bassist Tord Overland Knudsen, The Wombats became one of the most exciting bands in the UK’s indie-rock boom of the mid 2000s. They released their first studio album ‘A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation’ in 2007. The record became an instant hit in the UK thanks to its brilliant lead single ‘Lets Dance To Joy Division’. It also contained a number of tracks that would go on to become lasting fan favourites such as ‘Moving To New York’ and ‘Kill The Director’.
The Wombats would improve on the surprise commercial success of their first record with 2011’s ‘This Modern Glitch’, which peaked at number three in the UK and two in Australia, and 2015’s ‘Glitterbug’ which became an international Top 10 hit.
The band have taken a four year break between all of their albums so far; however, singer Matthew Murphy has now confirmed that fans will have a much shorter wait for the next record.
Speaking to Australian radio station Triple J, Murphy explained: “I’ve been working out here in L.A. on new stuff and gonna go see Dan and Tord in two weeks in Oslo to work on even more stuff,” “There’s lots of songs in the works and there’s going to be more once we get to Oslo.”
He continued: “We’re making an effort to not take as long as we have done between previous albums so this one’s going to be out quicker than you would think. It’ll be the back-end of the summer – if not the album then a single.”