The Wombats mark the next chapter in their ever-evolving success story today with the release of their fifth studio album 'Fix Yourself, Not The World', out now via AWAL. The new LP follows their 3rd UK top 5 album, 2018’s Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, and includes the Radio 1 playlisted tracks ‘If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You’ and ‘Everything I Love Is Going To Die’, alongside new single ‘This Car Drives All By Itself’, out today with a playfully fitting video. The three piece will be playing songs from the album, as well as hits from their celebrated catalogue on their headline UK arena tour this April, which includes a landmark show at London’s The O2 on 15th April.
Recording remotely from their respective homes, the band have been working hard to produce some of the most captivating, inventive and forward-thinking music of their career to date. With frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy in Los Angeles, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen in Oslo and drummer Dan Haggis in London, they discussed each day’s plan via Zoom, then recorded separately, sending individual files to producers Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers), Gabe Simon (Dua Lipa, Lana Del Rey), Paul Meaney (Twenty One Pilots, Nothing But Thieves), Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag‘n’Bone Man) and Mike Crossey (The 1975, The War on Drugs, Yungblud) to mix into the finished tracks. “It was pure madness, to be honest,” explains Murph.
“We’re so excited for people to hear this new album! We’ve explored new genres and pushed ourselves further than ever musically. It will always stand out for us in our memories from our other albums as we recorded it across three cities during lockdown, and we weren’t all in the same room at the same time!” says Dan Haggis.
Listen to the album here.
European Tour Dates:
29 April 2022 - La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Paris (France)
01 May 2022 - Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne (Germany)
02 May 2022 - Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg (Germany)
04 May 2022 - Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm (Sweden)
05 May 2022 - Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo (Norway)
06 May 2022 - DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen (Denmark)
07 May 2022 - Huxley's Neue Welt, Berlin (Germany)
09 May 2022 - Gasometer, Vienna (Austria)
10 May 2022 - Backstage Werk, Munich (Germany)
12 May 2022 - Estragon, Bologna (Italy)
13 May 2022 - Fabrique, Milan (Italy)
14 May 2022 - Komplex 457, Zurich (Switzerland)
16 May 2022 - De Roma, Antwerp (Belgium)
17 May 2022 - Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
18 May 2022 - De Oosterpoort, Groningen (Netherlands)
19 May 2022 - TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht (Netherlands)