The Wombats

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The Wombats review – all hail the quintessential middling indie band
When they’re good, they’re OK. When they’re bad they’re woeful. But throughout, the indie-poppers put on a jovial, energetic show

Malcolm Jack

25, Jan, 2019 @3:19 PM

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Reading and Leeds festival review – glittery GCSE blowout has most diverse lineup yet
From Dua Lipa’s choreographed pop to Kendrick Lamar’s rap blitzkreig, R&L expanded beyond the indie faithful – but Sex on Fire still got the biggest singalong

Dave Simpson

27, Aug, 2018 @12:02 PM

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The Wombats: Glitterbug review – desperately uninvolving third album from indie bigtimers
They’re not as bad as their critics might suggest, but the Wombats’ latest is certainly nothing special

Michael Hann

09, Apr, 2015 @9:30 PM

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London gigs are rubbish

Flying piss, cross-armed crowds and silly fads – gigs in the capital aren't much fun. The best music experiences lie outside the M25

Mark Beaumont

26, Jul, 2013 @12:00 PM

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This week's new singles

Sunless '97 | The Wombats | Jessie Ware | J Cole ft Trey Songz | Stooshe

Rebecca Nicholson

26, Nov, 2011 @12:07 AM

The Wombats: This Modern Glitch – review
Catchy tunes and exuberant riffs mask the serious melancholia at the heart of the Wombats' second album, writes Maddy Costa

Maddy Costa

21, Apr, 2011 @9:45 PM

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Wombats against depression

Anti-depressants left the Wombats' lead singer, Matthew Murphy, insecure and numb, but his experiences inspired uplifting music

Sarah Phillips

12, Apr, 2011 @5:59 AM

Fake David Lee Roth on the loose

A con-artist causes havoc posing as the Van Halen singer. Tune in next week, when he dodges police by disguising himself as the bassist in the Wombats

Sean Michaels

15, Jul, 2008 @9:19 AM

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Jude Rogers on Sir Paul McCartney's admiration of the Wombats
There's a cynical explanation for Sir Paul McCartney's admiration of the Wombats - but even if it's true, I don't really begrudge him, says Jude Rogers

Jude Rogers

12, Jun, 2008 @11:00 PM

Paul McCartney offers to produce the next Wombats album

News: The Beatles legend offers to lend his knob-twiddling skills for the next release from the Wombats

Sean Michaels

11, Jun, 2008 @12:06 PM

Wombats front Albert Hall plan for new bands and young fans

Under Albert Sessions initiative selected acts will benefit from a 50% cut in the normal venue rental fee and must agree to cap ticket prices

Owen Gibson, media correspondent

18, May, 2008 @11:06 PM

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Rosie Swash reviews this week's singles

Death Cab For Cutie take four minutes to deliver the killer line, the Wombats manage to sound even more horrendous than their last outing, and the Script prove the art of clumsy wordplay is alive and well

Rosie Swash

23, Apr, 2008 @11:45 AM

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