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Hear The Wombats preview new album Glitterbug with first single 'Greek Tragedy'
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Hear The Wombats preview new album Glitterbug with first single 'Greek Tragedy'

The Wombats have unveiled new single 'Greek Tragedy, the first to be taken from their new album Glitterbug, which you can hear by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking. 

The album is the follow-up to their 2011 effort This Modern Glitch (which you can preview on the right hand side of the page) which yielded hit singles 'Toyko (Vampires And Wolves)' and 'Jump Into The Fog' and will be released on April 6th. 

It has been produced by Bastille collaborator Mark Crew, and according to the album's official press release, Glitterbug has been inspired by the idea of "of writing about a tumultuous relationship with a fictional woman from Los Angeles". 

Speaking about the album, frontman Matthew 'Murph' Murphy added: "That became the main inspiration for most of the songs, this false world that I’d created for myself. As time progressed, I’d go to L.A. more and more, and the idea kept on building. The album’s about the envy and the struggle and the pretence and the worry and the fear that L.A. – and every major city in the world – encompasses.”

The band will tour in support of the album in April as well, playing nine dates. The trek begins on April 8th at Bristol's O2 Academy and runs until April 19th when the band headline Newcastle's O2 Academy. The run of shows also includes dates in Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, London, Oxford, Glasgow and Liverpool.  You can find all the dates here. 

The tracklisting for Glitterbug is as follows:

'Emoticons'
'Give Me A Try'
'Greek Tragedy'
'Be Your Shadow'
'Headspace'
'This Is Not A Party'
'Isabel'
'Your Body Is A Weapon'
'The English Summer'
'Pink Lemonade'
'Curveballs'
'Sex And Question Marks' (Bonus Track)
'Flowerball'*

* = Bonus Track

The Wombats proudly present... This Modern Glitch
The Wombats proudly present... This Modern Glitch The Wombats

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