Wombats play new song at Leeds Festival

Liverpool indie-popsters get NME/ Radio 1 Stage crowd to 'waltz'

The Wombats played a new song during their NME/Radio1 Stage set at Leeds Festival tonight (August 23).

The new track, titled ‘Circuitboard City’, boasted more of a post-punk edge than many of the songs on the band’s debut album – ‘The Wombats Present… A Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation’ – and featured in the middle of te trio’s set, which the band declared was “even better than Reading [Festival]”.

Reading was awesome, but Leeds you’re better,” singer Murph told a packed tent, as the indie-popsters fired through singles, including ‘Kill The Director’ and ‘Moving To New York’.

‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ proved the highlight of the show, inspiring wild dancing and pint-throwing

Fans later waltzed to ‘Party In A Forest’ at the request of the band.

“How many of you can waltz? Now’s your chance – grab the person next to you and bleach your arsehole white!” drummer Tord Overland-Knudson told the crowd.

The band ten closed the set with a raucous version of ‘Backfire At The Disco’.

The Wombats played:

‘Tales Of Girls, Boys And Marsupials’

‘Kill The Director’

‘Party In A Forest’

‘Love Anxiety’

‘Moving To New York’

‘Little Miss Pipedream’

‘Circuitboard City’

‘Lost In The Post’

‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’

‘Backfire At The Disco’

Check out NME’s interview with the band and their dads below.

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