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Single Review: The Wombats – Anti-D

 
By on Tuesday, 5th April 2011 at 12:00 pm
 

When the Wombats broke onto the scene in 2007 singing songs about ‘Dancing to Joy Division’, ‘Moving to New York’ and ‘Backfires at the Disco’, nobody would have guessed that in 2011 they would be singing a delightful ditty about “Anti-D”epressants.

The first single from ‘The Wombats proudly present…This Modern Glitch’, ‘Anti-D’ is a slow builder and as far as slow builders go you would be hard presses to find any slower. This doesn’t detract anything from the song though, the subtle violin over the top mixed with lead singer Matthew Murphy’s infectious vocals are as catchy as any ‘Kill the Director.’

Yes so the song isn’t one which you can imagine being belted out at your local indie night out/’propaganda’ and you can’t see it being voted best dancefloor filler like some its predecessors. No because ‘Anti-D’ is a different kind of beast, one which I can definitely get used to if this is the template for the rest of ‘…This Modern Glitch.’

It’s by far their most grown-up single so far; the lyrics are hard hitting, and while I myself may not be able to relate to it easily, I can imagine that it strikes a chord with the audience they are looking for. That said, festival season is coming…

7/10

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ti1W7Zu8j9k[/youtube]

‘Anti-D’, the new single from the Wombats, will be released on 11 April on Warner Bros. If you want the Wombats to take over your browser, head on over to http://www.thewombatizer.com/; ‘the Wombatizer’ will also exclusively be ‘hiding’ the first preview stream of the new album and details to a contest to see the band perform in Barcelona.

 

MP3 of the Day #295: The Wombats

 
By on Friday, 11th February 2011 at 10:00 am
 

It’s Friday. And we’ve got a free Wombats track, ‘Addicted to the Cure’, for you. What could be better? This one’s decidedly different than ‘Jump in the Fog’, their single released last month.

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‘The Wombats proudly present… This Modern Glitch’, the Wombats’ next album, will be released on 11 April.

 

The Wombats / March 2011 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 13th January 2011 at 9:00 am
 

Below are the dates of the the Wombats‘s tour in March, rescheduled from those that were originally announced for January.

The band’s next single, ‘Jump into the Fog’, will be released on 24 January – watch the promo video from this post on TGTF last week.

Friday 4th March 2011 – Manchester Academy (sold out)
Saturday 5th March 2011 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Sunday 6th March 2011 – Dundee Fat Sams Live
Monday 7th March 2011 – Edinburgh HMV Picture House
Wednesday 9th March 2011 – Leeds Metropolitan University
Thursday 10th March 2011 – Birmingham HMV Institute (sold out)
Friday 11th March 2011 – Sheffield Leadmill (sold out)
Sunday 13th March 2011 – Norwich UEA
Monday 14th March 2011 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Thursday 17th March 2011 – Cardiff University Solus
Friday 18th March 2011 – Bristol O2 Academy

 

Video of the Moment #379: The Wombats

 
By on Friday, 7th January 2011 at 6:00 pm
 

Below is the brand-spanking new promo video for the Wombats‘ forthcoming single, ‘Jump into the Fog’. Take a wild guess what weather condition takes a feature role in this…

And ooh. Pretty Moog.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpadYhXHgwA[/youtube]

The ‘Jump in the Fog’ single will be released on 24 January on 14th Floor Records. ‘The Wombats proudly present… This Modern Glitch’, the band’s next album, will be released on 11 April.

 

Skins UK Tour / January 2011

 
By on Thursday, 23rd December 2010 at 9:30 am
 

We’ve just received word that there will be a Skins-themed tour next month. The eight towns that have been chosen for the gigs are the hometowns of each of the eight new characters in the E4 teen drama. You can get tickets from the Skins official Web site (you must be at least 18 to register for these). Bands participating in this tour include 10 for 2011 bands Mona and Trophy Wife (pictured above).

Wednesday 19th January 2011 – Bristol Syndicate (Morning Parade, Bombay Bicycle Club DJs, Wilder)
Thursday 20th January 2011 – Swansea Monkey Café (Katy B, Nero DJ, Jagga)
Friday 21st January 2011 – Hereford Saxtys (Kissy Sellout DJ)
Saturday 22nd January 2011 – Ashford Liquid Envy (Devlin)
Tuesday 25th January 2011 – Edinburgh Caves (Kid Adrift)
Thursday 27th January 2011 – London Coronet (Pulled Apart By Horses, Mona, Midnight Beast)
Friday 28th January 2011 – Brighton Pier (Morning Parade, Beardyman, Doorly)
Saturday 29th January 2011 – Oxford O2 Academy (The Wombats, Trophy Wife, The Good Natured)

 

MP3 of the Day #262: The Wombats

 
By on Monday, 8th November 2010 at 10:00 am
 

Below is a widget from which you can grab a free track from the Wombats‘s forthcoming yet-to-be-titled album due out on 7th February 2011. ‘Jump into the Fog’ promises the new album is going to be one to watch in the new year.

 
 
 

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