English indie rockers, the Wombats formed 15 years ago, in Liverpool in 2003. Since the band’s inception, their popularity has grown exponentially.
Whether discovered on TikTok by a legion of new fans or through an early 2000s fan introduction, The Wombats enjoy their healthy dose of fans new and old alike.
With six studio albums under their belt, not to mention numerous tours that have taken them around the world as much as your average pilot, the band definitely enjoyed a bit of downtime during the recent Covid lockdown.
Like anyone with a bit of spare time, they got creative and recorded a new album, Fix yourself not the world what was it released in early January.
Needless to say, the lockdown inspired a lot of reflection, introspection and looking inward, and as The Wombats frontman agrees, Covid was something of a blessing in many ways.
Not content to leave 2022 with just one album under their belt, the band has also just dropped a new six-track EP accompanied by a new single. Is this what it feels like to feel like this?
We spoke to lead singer Matthew Murphy, aka Murph, who’s at home surrounded by his dogs, one who’s super chill on the couch and cute as hell, about the album’s insightful title, Fix yourself not the world and the joys of getting back on the road.
Refresh topping the charts with his first UK number one album, and the #1 vinyl album on the ARIA Charts, continuing the band’s ever-growing love affair with Australia, for Spilled Milk and headlining shows, including intimate shows at the Sydney Opera House.
Check out the upcoming Australian tour dates for The Wombats:
Sunday 27 Nov ’22
Thursday 1 Dec ’22
Tuesday 6 Dec ’22
friday 9 dec ’22
sunday 11 dec ’22
Interview by Radi Safi