‘The Wombats’ Announce New Album & North American Tour; Atlanta Date Jan. 16

Electrifying Liverpool trio The Wombats have announced that they will release their fourth studio album, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE, on February 9, 2018, via Kobalt Music Recordings. The album’s first track, “Lemon To A Knife Fight,” is streaming now exclusively via The Fader and was the “Hottest Record in the World” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. The song tells of the push-pull rollercoaster of a toxic relationship’s euphoria and desperation with the band’s signature animation and wit – PRESS HERE to listen now. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE is available for pre-order now, PRESS HERE to pre-order and receive “Lemon To A Knife Fight” as an instant grat track.

In support of the forthcoming album, the band will embark on an extensive North American tour with stops in New York, Los Angeles and more – full tour routing is below and PRESS HERE to purchase tickets! The Wombats will also be joining Weezer and The Pixies on their summer 2018 co-headline tour.

“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,” frontman Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy said of the new music. “On every level, musically and interpersonally, we’re much closer.”

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 – BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE 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.

Single “Give Me A Try” reached Top 20 at Alternative Radio, spent four weeks in a row at #1 on Alt Nation and, along with single “Greek Tragedy,” has over 70 million combined Spotify streams. The band brought the singles – and their unforgettable live energy – to performances on CBS This Morning, Late Night With Seth Meyers and more. The band’s magnetic live shows led a fully sold-out North American tour, as well as unmissable festival performances at Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Firefly, Reading and Leeds and more.

Building off of Glitterbug’s exploration of the mythology of Los Angeles and Murph’s budding long-distance relationship, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE finds the singer newly married and relocated to LA.

“The last album was about me meeting someone and my life going upside down in Los Angeles, partying too hard and getting myself in trouble,” Murph explains. “This album is about me battling against that, trying to live an adult life. And failing.”

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE track listing:

  1. Cheetah Tongue
  2. Lemon to a Knife Fight
  3. Turn
  4. Black Flamingo
  5. White Eyes
  6. Lethal Combination
  7. Out Of My Head
  8. I Only Wear Black
  9. Ice Cream
  10. Dip You In Honey
  11. I Don’t Know Why I Like You But I Do

The Wombats tour dates:

*with Weezer and The Pixies

January 8             Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

January 9             Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

January 10           Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

January 13           Boston, MA @ Paradise

January 15           Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

January 16           Atlanta, GA @ Centerstage

January 18           St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

January 19           Kansas City, MO @ The Truman

January 22           Denver, CO @ Gothic

January 23           Salt Lake City, UT @ Rockwell Room

January 25           Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda

January 26           Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory

January 27           San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

January 29           Portland, OR @ Wonder

January 30           Vancouver, BC @ Venue

January 31           Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market

June 23                 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*

June 26                 New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square*

June 27                 Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion*

June 29                 The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*

June 30                 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater*

July 6                     Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*

July 7                     Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*

July 8                     Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*

July 10                   Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*

July 11                   Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*

July 13                   Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*

July 14                   Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage*

July 15                   Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre*

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