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MP3(s) of the Day #245: The Wombats

 
By on Tuesday, 5th October 2010 at 10:00 am
 

A few weeks back, we featured the Wombats‘ fantastic new single, ‘Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)’ as our Video of the Moment. And now we’re thrilled to be able to be able to offer you two great remixes of the track.  The first is by Leeds DJ Grum, and the second is by LA band Superhumanoids. Have a listen and download below!

MP3: The Wombats – Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves) – Grum remix
[audio:http://theregoesthefear.com/uploads/2010/10/Tokyo-grum-26th-august-WOMBATS-16b.mp3]

MP3: The Wombats – Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves) – Superhumanoids remix
[audio:http://theregoesthefear.com/uploads/2010/10/Tokyo-Superhumanoids-mix-WOMBATS.mp3]

The Wombats will be touring the UK and Ireland next January. See our ticket alert for more information.

 

Video of the Moment #345: The Wombats

 
By on Monday, 13th September 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

Everyone’s favorite band named after a marsupial, The Wombats, have finally come back after two years with no new songs or videos, and it was worth the wait! ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ is a high-energy track with clever lyrics and an insanely catchy chorus (“If you love me let me go / back to that bar in Tokyo / Where the demons from my past leave me in peace”). Would you expect anything less from the Wombats?

Check out the video below (rather appropriately set in Tokyo) and let us know what you think!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRhUIJextp8[/youtube]

The Wombats will be touring the UK in January 2011. Check out our ticket alert for more information.

‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ will be released on September 27th on 14th Floor Records.

 

The Wombats / January 2011 UK and Ireland Tour

 
By on Friday, 10th September 2010 at 3:00 pm
 

Liverpool indie band the Wombats are hitting the road next January for a string of dates in the UK and Ireland in support of their long-awaited second album due out towards the end of this year. Tickets are on sale now via the band’s Web site.

Wednesday 12th January 2011 – Belfast Spring & Airbrake
Thursday 13th January 2011 – Dublin The Academy
Saturday 15th January 2011 – Edinburgh HMV Picture House
Sunday 16th January 2011 – Dundee Fat Sams Live
Tuesday 18th January 2011 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Wednesday 19th January 2011 – Leeds Metropolitan University
Friday 21st January 2011 – Birmingham HMV Institute
Saturday 22nd January 2011 – Manchester Academy
Sunday 23rd January 2011 – Sheffield Leadmill
Monday 24th January 2011 – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 25th January 2011 – Cardiff University Solus
Thursday 27th January 2011 – Bristol O2 Academy
Friday 28th January 2011 – London HMV Hammersmith Apollo

 

The Wombats / October 2010 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 17th August 2010 at 2:30 pm
 

The Wombats have announced a string of UK dates for October. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday 18 August) at 9 AM.

Tuesday 19th October 2010 – Southampton Joiners
Wednesday 20th October 2010 – Stoke Underground
Thursday 21st October 2010 – Leeds Cockpit
Friday 22nd October 2010 – Hereford Jailhouse
Sunday 24th October 2010 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Monday 25th October 2010 – Glasgow King Tuts
Tuesday 26th October 2010 – London Heaven
Friday 29th October 2010 – Liverpool Static Gallery

 

Preview : BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

 
By on Wednesday, 22nd April 2009 at 2:00 pm
 

Looking for a review of the Saturday of the Big Weekend? Click Here.

KasabianBBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is an annual musical festival with bit of a twist. Every year, the 2 day event takes place in a different town, with past locations including Dundee, Preston and Maidstone. This 2009, Radio 1 will be bringing their Big Weekend to Lydiard Park, Swindon, on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of May. Tickets to the event are free, and are obtained through a random lottery on Radio 1’s website (registration has now closed). Lucky winners will blag a pair of tickets to their selected day (Saturday or Sunday), with Swindon residents receiving allocation priority in order to make the event more accessible to locals.

Every year the event has boasted an impressive line-up (past artists include Madonna, Muse and Foo Fighters), and this 2009 is absolutely no exception. Snow Patrol (pictured top), Kasabian (pictured right)and Dizzee Rascal will be headlining the ‘Main Stage’ on Saturday, while Lily Allen, Akon and Franz Ferdinand will be taking over the top slots on Sunday. Other artists who will be featuring within the main arena over the weekend include The Script, Calvin Harris, The Wombats, The Saturdays, Scouting for Girls, Ne-Yo, Alesha Dixon and N-Dubz.

Meanwhile, headline acts hitting the smaller ‘In New Music We Trust Stage’ on Saturday include Basement Jaxx, Doves and Jack Penate, while Sunday will be tastily offering up The Enemy, Maximo Park and Gossip. Further impressive artists appearing on this stage across the May weekend include Friendly Fires, Florence and the Machine, Fightstar, Enter Shikari, Ladyhawke and White Lies.

Should you fancy checking out some new music while at the event, why not head over to the ‘Introducing Stage’, where you can get up and close with a range of upcoming talent including Stornoway, The Temper Trap, Bombay Bicycle Club, Thee Vicars, Gallop and Marina and the Diamonds. And if that’s still not enough, you can catch a wide-range of top DJs spinning the decks over at the ‘Outdoor Stage’, with Radio 1 favourites including Chris Moyles, Annie Mac, Tim Westwood, Zane Lowe and Rob da Bank all making an appearance.

Registration for tickets to the event has now closed, but never fear, as the BBC will be broadcasting highlights of the festival on Radio 1 and BBC Three across the weekend. You’ll also be able to catch footage online, as well as on your trusty red button. If you’d like more information on the event, along with a full line-up, head over to the Big Weekend’s website now.

Top photo comes from Radio 1’s Flickr Stream.

 

Preview: Evolution Weekender 2009

 
By on Wednesday, 11th March 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

The Wombats - press shotWe all hear about the major summer festivals taking place across Blighty this ’09 – but here at There Goes The Fear, we like to bring you previews of those smaller, little known music events too! This week, we’d like to tell you about Evolution 2009. The festival, which started back in 2005, has grown rapidly in both size and popularity over the past few years and Evolution ’09 looks set to be the biggest and best yet!

The Newcastle-based festival is certainly ahead of the big name summer events in the calender stakes, taking place across the May bank holiday (Sunday 24th – Sunday 25th May). Still, the outdoor shows, which will take place along Gateshead’s quayside, are fully expected to attract a crowd of around 60,000. Judging by the line-up, we can see why!

Headliners confirmed so far include Dizzee Rascal, The Wombats (pictured right), Mystery Jets, The View and The Maccabees. Other impressive TGTF-favourites playing the Evolution Weekender include White Lies, Ladyhawke, Esser, Friendly Fires, Little Boots, Twisted Wheel, Marina and the Diamonds, Chapman Family, VV Brown and The Big Pink.

(And breathhhh….!) Impressive, don’t you agree? You can even catch headline electronica acts such as Boys Noize, Chase & Status Live and Kissy Sell Out over at the dance stage too, should something a little less guitar-based take your fancy.

If it couldn’t get any better, a weekend ticket for Evolution 2009 is priced at just £15! You can also grab a day ticket for £9.50 (note : only weekend tickets are on sale at the moment – day tickets go on sale Thursday!). Furthermore, a contribution of the ticket price will be donated to WaterAid. If you’d like to learn more about the festival and general ticket info, check out Evolution 2009’s website.

 
 
 

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