Today, The Wombats debut a cheeky new music video to accompany their third instant grat track from forthcoming fourth studio album, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE– CLICK HERE to watch to “Cheetah Tongue” via Billboard! The track was also the “Hottest Record in the World” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show.
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE will be out February 9, 2018 via Kobalt Music Recordings and is available for pre-order now with “Cheetah Tongue” joining “Turn” and “Lemon To A Knife Fight” as an instant grat. CLICK HERE to pre-order.
“‘Cheetah Tongue’ is a song about dealing with the pressures of adulthood and failing miserably,” the band shared. “The opening song on the album and probably the most psychedelic. “
In support of BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE, The Wombats brought their irrepressible live show to North America on an extensive headline tour that kicked off this month. See full routing below and CLICK HERE to purchase tickets! The Wombats will also be joining Weezer and The Pixies on select dates on their summer 2018 co-headline tour.
Prior releases “Turn” (CLICK HERE to listen via Paste) and “Lemon to a Knife Fight” (CLICK HERE to listen via The Fader), have already racked up over 7.5 million Spotify streams in a few short weeks and numerous spins in Sirius XM’s Alt Nation. CLICK HEREto watch the video for “Lemon to a Knife Fight,” which the director described as “David Lynch meets Power Rangers.”
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFEfollows The Wombats’ 2015 LP Glitterbug, which garnered critical acclaim and debuted in the Top 5 on the UK Album chart and Billboard 100. Single “Give Me A Try”reached Top 20 at Alternative Radio, spent four weeks in a row at #1 on Alt Nation and, along with single “Greek Tragedy” has over 70 million combined Spotify streams. The band brought the singles – and their unforgettable live energy – to performances on CBS This Morning, Late Night With Seth Meyers and more. The band’s magnetic live shows led a fully sold-out North American tour, as well as unmissable festival performances at Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Firefly, Reading andLeeds and more.
Written from three corners of the globe – drummer Dan Haggis in London, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen nursing his new family in Oslo and lead singer Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy in Los Angeles – BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE was created over long distance writing sessions, supplemented by intense two-week in-person sessions in Oslo. Produced by Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man) and Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice), the album finds The Wombats pushing the boundaries of alt-pop innovation with a lush, ultramodern indie soundscape, irrepressible hooks and tragi-comic lyricism belied by a newfound maturity and moving emotional depth.
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE track listing:
1. Cheetah Tongue
2. Lemon to a Knife Fight
4. Black Flamingo
5. White Eyes
6. Lethal Combination
7. Out Of My Head
8. I Only Wear Black
9. Ice Cream
10. Dip You In Honey
11. I Don’t Know Why I Like You But I Do
The Wombats upcoming tour dates:
*with Weezer and The Pixies
January 25 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
January 26 Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory
January 27 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
January 29 Portland, OR @ Wonder
January 30 Vancouver, BC @ Venue
January 31 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Market
June 23 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre*
June 26 New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square*
June 27 Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion*
June 29 The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*
June 30 Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater*
July 6 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center*
July 7 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre*
July 8 Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
July 10 Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion*
July 11 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center*