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THE WOMBATS Release Lively Music Video for New Song “Cheetah Tongue”

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 LIFEThe 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 HERE to watch the video for “Lemon to a Knife Fight,” which the director described as “David Lynch meets Power Rangers.”

BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE follows 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 and Leeds 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.


1. Cheetah Tongue

2. Lemon to a Knife Fight

3. Turn

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*

July 13                   Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*

July 14                   Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage*

July 15                   Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre*

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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