The Wombats Biography
The Alternative-Rock Punk-Pop trio The Wombats started in 2003 in Liverpool, ENGLAND, when singer + guitarist Matthew 'Murph' Murphy and drummer Dan Haggis were enrolled in Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts. So naturally they started playing gigs together before they nabbed bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen, fresh at LIPA from his hometown of Elverum in Norway, from the seven other bands he'd joined within a fortnight of arriving.
Over the next two and a half years of casual gigging, they played from
Liverpool to a remote Norwegian fishing village called Stord and from
China to London; The Wombats recorded seven self-financed EPs.
After supporting Kaiser Chiefs in Europe The Wombats signed to 14th Floor Records on which they released their debut full-length disc, "A Guide To Love Loss & Desperation; it soon climbed the U.K. Pop Albums chart upon its November 2007 release, leaving them one spot short of cracking the top 10.
The 13-song set included two British top 20 hits "Let's Dance To Joy Division" and "Moving To New York".
The U.K. top 30 hit single, "Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves)", was the first song pulled from the band's second album, which they recorded at NRG Recording Studio in Los Angeles. Released in April 2011, the CD, titled "This Modern Glitch", debuted at #3 on the British chart spawning "Jump Into The Fog", a further U.K. top 40 entrant and the minor hit "Techno Fan". Additionally, "Jump Into The Fog", peaked at #16 on the U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks list.
"Your Body Is A Weapon" is the first new material that The Wombats have released since their 2011 record; the single the single is expected to appear on their third album.