Here’s what The Wombats played at their most intimate concert in Sydney ever for War Child

Earlier this week, War Child took UK superstars The Wombats into their smallest ever venue in Sydney – the Oxford Art Factory – for a very special performance that raised money for the great charity (whose work you can read more about in our interview HERE).

They were supported by rising star in her own right, E^ST, who played her latest single “Alien”, her popular 2017 track “Life Goes On”, which featured the Rugrats theme song (because who doesn’t love the Rugrats?). And then The Wombats came on, playing “their most intimate show ever in Australia,” which they seemed pretty humbled to do. And honestly, they sounded even better in the environment. As a three piece, these were the stages they started out in, and where their sound first developed; it worked perfectly.

Simple additions to the lights on the stage though made the room feel like a stadium, as they ran through plenty of their favourite songs, and included new track “Ice Cream” – which they said was the first time they’d ever played it in Sydney. Of course, along the way, the Drummer had to do a “shoey”, and there was plenty of banter, but they let the music – for the most part – do the talking. And here’s what they played.

Setlist:

Cheetah Tongue
Techno Fan
Lemon to a Knife Fight
Your Body Is a Weapon
Ice Cream
I Don’t Know Why I Like You but I Do
Pink Lemonade
Moving to New York
Bee-Sting
Jump Into the Fog
Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)
Let’s Dance to Joy Division

Encore:
Lethal Combination (Solo Acoustic by Matthew Murphy)
Turn
Greek Tragedy

For more details about War Child Australia, head to their Official Website.

Larry Heath

Founding Editor and Publisher of the AU review. You can follow him on Twitter @larry_heath or on Instagram @larryheath.

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