The Wombats announce new album

The Wombats have announced their fourth studio album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, due for release February 9th 2018.

They also have a new single entitled 'Lemon To A Knife Fight'

Having premiered as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ on BBC Radio 1, ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’ rides a push-pull rollercoaster of euphoria and desperation, delivered with the band’s signature animation and wit.

Written from three corners of the globe – drummer Dan Haggis in London, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen nursing his new family in Oslo and frontman Murph in Los Angeles – the album was created over long distance writing sessions, supplemented by intense two-week in-person sessions in Oslo.

With the addition of producers Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man) and Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice), the album finds The Wombats pushing the boundaries of alt-pop innovation with a lush, ultramodern indie soundscape wrapped in Blade Runner synths, future grooves, celestial solos and space age melodies.

“I wanted to make an album that had more swagger, was a bit more laid back, something that wasn’t punching you in the face every time you listen to it,” Murph explains.

Rocketing between psychedelic euphoria and dark dysfunction, the Liverpool-formed trio have created a record that’s still instantly sing-along but demands to be taken seriously.

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