NEW SINGLE ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE IS GOING TO DIE’ OUT NOW – LISTEN HERE
“The Wombats still have a talent for creating absolute bangers” – CLASH
“‘If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You’ is a thumping new song” – NME
“ just as crucial now as they were when they first broke-out” – 1883
“The songs are made for big stages” – Gigwise
To celebrate the release of their upcoming fifth studio album Fix Yourself, Not The World, indie heroes The Wombats have today announced a series of eleven exclusive UK intimate shows beginning on January 6th, 2022 at PRYZM, Kingston. This is an extraordinary opportunity for the fans to catch the band in such an intimate setup before they go on the road for their biggest ever UK headline tour set for 2022, including a landmark show at London’s The O2.
As well as treating fans with a selection of the band’s indie classics, and offering three acoustic & signing sessions (Nottingham, Bristol and London), the band will be performing for the first time new material from their new album, now due for release on January 14th due to ongoing pandemic related issues. In partnership with local record stores, this intimate tour will end with a midnight album release show at The Invisible Wind Factory in Liverpool, where The Wombats’ saga started. All the dates are listed below.
Regarding the one week push back of the album release, The Wombats are saying: ‘Hi friends due to ongoing pandemic related issues, the release date for our new album ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’ will be pushed back 1 week and will now be released on January 14th 2021. We hope you survive the extra 7 days without it, but not to worry…we’re going to be playing it live for you a week early as a treat ’
The announcement follows the release of The Wombats’ latest single ‘Everything I Love Is Going To Die’, an upbeat homage to living to the fullest, premiered as BBC Radio 1’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ on the Future Sounds Show with Clara Amfo. The track also received support from Jack Saunders on his Radio 1 Indie Show and was played in Rickie, Melvin and Charlie’s BBC Radio 1’s morning show. “If you get a chance to watch them, do it – they are brilliant live” Melvin Odoom said in praise of the band.
Recording remotely over the past year from their respective homes, the band have been working hard to produce some of the most captivating, inventive and forward-thinking music of their career to date. With Murph in Los Angeles, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen in Oslo and drummer Dan Haggis in London, they discussed each day’s plan via Zoom, then recorded separately, sending individual files to producers Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers), Gabe Simon (Dua Lipa, Lana Del Rey), Paul Meaney (Twenty One Pilots, Nothing But Thieves), Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag‘n’Bone Man) and Mike Crossey (The 1975, The War on Drugs, Yungblud) to mix into the finished tracks. “It was pure madness, to be honest,” says Murph.
The viral success of Oliver Nelson’s remix of their 2015 hit ‘Greek Tragedy’ on TikTok has enraptured a whole new generation of fans, a feat they’ve managed to continually repeat since their 2007 debut A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation. Used in over 600,000 videos (some of which have over 100 million views), the remix has rocketed to over 30 million streams, propelling the original to 120 million streams and sending it Gold in the US. It’s helped the band surpass 1.5 billion worldwide streams, also amassing an extra 2.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify since just January; further illustration, if any were needed, of The Wombats’ ability to reach new generations of fans through the timeless power of their songwriting and lyrics alone.
With their biggest ever UK headline tour set for 2022, including a landmark show at London’s The O2, recent single ‘If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You’ which enjoyed 7 weeks of Radio 1 playlist rotation, Tramlines Festival’s performance and Fix Yourself, Not The World due for release on 14th January, this is only the start of what’s to come as fans new and old gear up for the next exciting chapter from one of Britain’s most adored bands.
Fix Yourself, Not The World tracklist:
1. Flip Me Upside Down
2. This Car Drives All By Itself
3. If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You
4. Ready For The High
5. Method to the Madness
6. People Don’t Change People, Time Does
7. Everything I Love Is Going To Die
8. Work Is Easy, Life Is Hard
10. Don’t Poke The Bear
12. Fix Yourself, Then The World (Reach Beyond Your Fingers)
Intimate UK Shows
6 January 2022 – Banquet Records at PRYZM, Kingston (8:00PM) 7 January 2022 – Pie And Vinyl at The Gaiety Bar, Southsea (7:30PM)
8 January 2022 – HMV at The Empire, Coventry (7:30PM)