Friday, 1 June 2007

The Wombats

I'm a wee bit annoyed. I've signed up on the UK Undercurrent website to spend by saturday night collecting email adresses and handing out flyers and badges in return for 2 free tickets to see the Wombats at the Green Room in Welwyn Garden city. Unfortunately, Wombats lead singer Matthew Murphy has tonsilitis. The scumbag. Anyway, my gig is cancelled and so my dreams of sending off a huge list of email addresses and myspace addies in return for a nice Wombats CD or t-shirt will have to wait.



If you don't know The Wombats, they're a three-piece from Liverpool who recently signed with 14th floor recordings, thus relenquishing the title of the UK's 'best unsigned band' that many had dubbed them as. Their major-label debut single 'Kill The Director' is out on June 25th, available on on CD, vinyl or as a download. The unused stack of 200 or so flyers in my room is telling me to write that you can pre-order now from www.hmv.co.uk
Buy it. It's great. The lyrics are smart and funny, the bass riff foot-stompingly catchy, and the three-part harmonies are heavenly.
I think Matt Murphy's voice is amazing, and is perfectly offset by drummer Dan Haggis and norwegian bassist Tord Overland-Knudsen's falsetto 'woo-hoo's, 'dooby-doo's and 'da-da-da's. The wombats are great.

DOWNLOAD: The Wombats - Little Miss Pipe Dream
www.thewombats.co.uk
www.myspace.com/thewombatsuk

1 comment:

Dictivek said...

NICE BAND "THE WOMBATS"
I TALKED ABOUT THEM A FEW DAYS AGO TOO!

CHEERS FROM MEXICO!
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