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Matthew Murphy's Post-Wombats Project Sounds a Lot Like the Wombats (And It's a Good Thing)

While UK anxiety-pop auteurs the Wombats are currently hibernating, frontman Matthew "Murph" Murphy goes it alone with a new band, a mess of deprecating new earworms, and revived energy.

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"Everything's Going Great at the Moment But It Inevitably Might End Up Turning to Shit": An Interview with the Wombats

For their triumphant fourth full-length, UK alternative-rock stalwarts the Wombats traveled around the world to eventually settle down on a thrilling new direction for the immediate, catchy sound.

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Imitating Aeroplanes: Planet Language

The middle of the album by itself would represent a largely unremarkable debut for the electropop of Imitating Aeroplanes. But the beginning and end of this album are so strong that they lift up the whole record.

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The Fictional Life of the Wombats

Arguing with your label about Vicodin. Creating a fictional life to write songs about. Embracing "weird crystal-worship party lovers." Just another day in the life of the Wombats.

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The Wombats: 30 April 2012 - Chicago

Not even some forgettable openers can keep a well-oiled pop-rock machine like the Wombats down.

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20 Questions: The Wombats

David Tennant's a fan. They, meanwhile, are apprently big (big) fans of Patrick Stewart. In short, meet the Wombats: one of the smartest, funniest, poppiest bands out there today ...

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The Wombats: This Modern Glitch

Simultaneously po-faced and frivolous, the Wombats' second album is a rather forced attempt at glossy indie-dance hybridization.

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The Wombats: The Wombats

An EP of dance-happy songs about 20-something girls by 20-something boys who don't understand them.


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