The Wombats have premiered their new single ‘Greek Tragedy’.
Click below to listen to the track, which aired on BBC Radio 1 earlier this evening (January 14). The song features on the group’s new album ‘Glitterbug’, which is set for release on April 6.
The follow up to 2011’s ‘This Modern Glitch’ has been produced by Mark Crew (Bastille) and the band themselves – frontman Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen and drummer Dan Haggis. The album’s themes were inspired by core songwriter Murphy’s experiences in Los Angeles.
Murphy explained in a statement that he had been drawn to the city’s mix of “opulence and anxiety” and his songwriting for the album focused upon the idea of writing about a tempestuous relationship with a fictional woman from Los Angeles.
‘Glitterbug’ also features the song ‘Your Body Is A Weapon’, which was originally released as a free download for fans in October 2013. Other songs set to be included on the album include ‘Give Me A Try’, ‘Emoticons’, ‘Be Your Shadow’ and ‘This Is Not A Party’.
The band will tour in support of the album in April as well as playing a pair of intimate, sold out shows this week at London’s Old Blue Last (January 15) and a homecoming show at Liverpool Magnet (January 16).
The Wombats play:
London Old Blue Last (January 15)
Liverpool Magnet (16)
Bristol O2 Academy (April 8)
Manchester Academy (9)
Birmingham O2 Academy (10)
Sheffield Leadmill (11)
London O2 Academy Brixton (13)
Oxford O2 Academy (15)
Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom(17)
Liverpool O2 Academy (18)
Newcastle O2 Academy (19)