Photo Gallery: The Wombats at Manchester Academy in Manchester, UK
March 24, 2018
March 24, 2018
Music has the ability to bring an eclectic group of people together. That is exactly what The Wombats did on the last U.S. stop of their tour in Seattle.
Nation of Language was first up on the bill that night. Lead singer, Ian Devaney, quit his job when he got the call for the band to join The Wombats on their winter tour. An unmistakable remnant of 80’s inspired sound and dance is seen within Nation of Language’s music. It’s not overly present, but it’s there. Next up was a band called Future Feats. The lead singer was packed full of energy, running through the photo pit and all throughout the stage. They performed so well together, each member bringing something different to the show. It was a bittersweet night as the openers performed for the last time on the tour.
Then it was time for The Wombats. They went up later than their call time, but that’s to be expected from an English indie-rock band. One fan brought a plastic duck, and another attempted to crowd surf, which lasted a solid 10 seconds. There was a short-lived tambourine fiasco that ended with the drummer, Dan Haggins, using a backup tambourine. Echoes for an encore were met with The Wombats singing their most popular songs last. The most impressive part of all was Matthew Murphy’s commitment to the trench coat he wore throughout the entire set.
January 27, 2017
The English indie rockers will be releasing their forthcoming album ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’ on February 9th. ‘Cheetah Tongue’ is their third single leading up to the release. The Wombats will be touring North America, the UK, and Europe extensively throughout the year. All dates can be found here.