BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFEout February 9, 2018 via Kobalt Music Recordings
North American tour kicks off January 8 + supporting Weezer and The Pixies in summer 2018
The Wombats, credit Tom Oxley
Captivating Liverpool trio The Wombats have unveiled the latest single from their forthcoming fourth studio album, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE,out February 9, 2018 via Kobalt Music Recordings. “Turn” debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show as Zane’s “World Record” and on Paste – PRESS HEREto listen!
BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE is available for pre-order now, PRESS HERE to pre-order and receive “Turn” as well as first release “Lemon To A Knife Fight” as an instant grat tracks.
“‘Turn’ was written in New York and is probably the most electronic song on the album,” frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy shared. “Which is weird as I was pushing for the album to be more organic and less synth driven. ‘Turn’ was…kind of a beautiful mistake.”
The album’s first track, “Lemon To A Knife Fight,” premiered exclusively via The Fader and was the “Hottest Record in the World” on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show – PRESS HEREto listen and PRESS HEREto watch the video. In a few short weeks, the song has racked up over 1.5 million Spotify streams and heavy support on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation.
In support of BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE, The Wombats will embark on an extensive North American tour with stops in New York, Los Angeles and more in January 2018 – full routing is below and PRESS HERE to purchase tickets! The Wombats will also be joining Weezer and The Pixies on select dates on their summer 2018 co-headline tour.
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 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 frontman 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 that captures The Wombats’ unique pairing of irrepressible hooks and tragi-comic lyricism with 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 tour dates:
*with Weezer and The Pixies
January 8 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
January 9 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
January 10 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
January 13 Boston, MA @ Paradise
January 15 Chapel Hill, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
January 16 Atlanta, GA @ Centerstage
January 18 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
January 19 Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
January 22 Denver, CO @ Gothic
January 23 Salt Lake City, UT @ Rockwell Room
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*