The Wombats’ ‘third degree burns’ at SXSW

Rooftop japes for the Liverpool indie popsters

The Wombats played a late-night gig on Maggie Mae’s in the early hours of this morning (March 14), performing to a packed-out crowd at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

Opening with ’Lost In The Post’, singer/guitarist Matthew Murphy and co. played a frenetic set that delighted the crowd, and showed off a deep burn on their stuffed mascot, Cherub.

Before playing ‘Little Miss Pipe Dream’ Murphy held his furry friend aloft and showed big burned hole in its back. Murphy explained that the toy was left too near to a light in a dressing room in Sydney and had suffered “third-degree burns”.

The band played an extended rock-out at the end of ’Moving To New York’, Murphy explaining: “We’ve got this really bad habit – whenever we’re in America we do a really long rock-out at the end of that song.”

The band ended their set with ‘Backfire At The Disco’ before punters, including BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, were turfed out of the venue.

The Wombats played:

‘Lost In The Post’

‘Kill The Director’

‘Party In A Forest (Where’s Laura)’

‘My First Wedding’

‘Moving To New York’

‘(New Song)’

‘Little Miss Pipe Dream’

‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’

‘Backfire At The Disco’

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