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The Wombats to release new album Glitterbug in April
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by Tom hmv London, Bio Editor. Peanut butter, punk rock and pillows.

The Wombats to release new album Glitterbug in April

The Wombats have announced that they will be releasing their third album Glitterbug in April. 

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. You can see the artwork below:

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.”

Songs set to be included on the album include 'Give Me A Try', 'Greek Tragedy', 'Emoticons', 'Be Your Shadow', 'This Is Not A Party' and 'Your Body Is A Weapon', which has previously been released as a free download and can be heard at the bottom of the page.

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. 

Tickets are onsale now. Click here to find out more details. 


The Wombats will play:

O2 Academy Bristol (April 8th)

Manchester Academy (9)

O2 Academy Birmingham (10)

Sheffield Leadmill (11)

O2 Academy Brixton (13)

O2 Academy Oxford (15)

Glasgow Barrowlands (17)

O2 Academy Liverpool 18)

O2 Academy Newcastle (19)


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

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