The Wombats to Release New Album in April
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:26:16
Do the Glitterbug.
The Wombats are back. They will drop their third full-length album Glitterbug on April 7 via Bright Antenna Records.
Produced by Mark Crew (Bastille) and The Wombats – frontman Matthew "Murph" Murphy, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen and drummer Dan Haggis— Glitterbug's themes were inspired by core songwriter Murph's experiences in Los Angeles. Drawn to the city's mix of "opulence and anxiety," his songwriting for the album focused upon the idea of writing about a tumultuous relationship with a fictional woman from Los Angeles.
Opulence and anxiety? He has that right about L.A.!
"That became the main inspiration for most of the songs, this false world that I'd created for myself," Murph explained."As time progressed, I'd go to L.A. more and more, and the idea kept on building. The album's about the envy and the struggle and the pretense and the worry and the fear that L.A. – and every major city in the world – encompasses."
19th - New York, NY @ Rough Trade
20th - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
22nd – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop
23rd – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg HIFI
For more tour info, visit www.thewombats.co.uk.
Will you be checking out Glitterbug?