After cementing themselves as one of the UK’s finest live acts after a landmark performance at Reading & Leeds Festival, The Wombats have continued their indie onslaught by unveiling an outstanding new single in Bee-Sting. The track, which premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio, serves as an example of the band’s ever-growing abilities to write the finest indie tunes and ignite crowds around the globe.
The Wombats will also release an extended version of their latest album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, featuring three extra bonus tracks: new single Bee-Sting, an acoustic version of one of the album’s standout tracks, Lethal Combination, and brand new track Oceans.
If beautiful people ruin The Wombats’ lives, the resulting album will make your year. Peaking at #5 on the ARIA Album Chart and #2 on the Australian iTunes Album Chart, the album has since been streamed over 80 million times on Spotify, with over 7.3 million Spotify streams in Australia alone.
The band’s most recent single Turn was also Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 and received heavy rotation on UK radio. Turn peaked at #5 on the Australian iTunes Alternative Chartand has amassed over 2.5 million local streams. Previous singles Lemon To A Knife Fight and Cheetah Tongue also fared well; with Lemon… amassing over 3.5 million local streams and Cheetah Tongue amassing over 2.2 million local streams.
After a sold-out UK and European tour, The Wombats have gone on to lay waste to crowds across the globe, with performances at Reading & Leeds Festival, Isle Of Wight Festival, Y Not?, Glasgow Summer Series (supporting Kings Of Leon) and extensive North American dates in support of Weezer and The Pixies. The band will soon step things up on the live front yet again, with their highest profile and biggest UK headline tour to date – further cementing the band’s status as one of the UK’s biggest guitar acts.
Most excitingly, the band will embark on another run of Australian shows in November, following on from their sold-out Australian tour in July, which included a performance at Splendour in the Grass. With no signs of slowing down, 2018 has been a phenomenal, ground-breaking year for The Wombats.
Catch The Wombats on the following dates…
The Wombats Australian Tour Nov-Dec 2018
Thu 15 Nov – Red Hill Auditorium (Perth)
Sat 17 Nov – Spilt Milk Festival (Canberra)
Mon 19 Nov – Palais Theatre (Melbourne)
Sat 24 Nov – Grapevine Festival (Yarra Valley, VIC)
Fri 30 Nov – The Riverstage (Brisbane)
Sat 1 Dec – Grapevine Festival (Hunter Valley, NSW)