The Wombats

Live Review: The Wombats + Jaguar Jonze at Palais Theatre, Melbourne (27.11.22)

December 1, 2022

Sunday night was the return of beloved English band The Wombats to Melbourne for the second time in 2022. With the earlier tour focusing on the release of their 2022 album, Fix Yourself, Not the World, this tour off the back of Spilt Milk Festival was to celebrate their recently released EP, Is This What […]

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Photo Gallery: The Wombats + Jaguar Jonze – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne (27.11.22)

November 30, 2022

Sunday night displayed why Melbourne loves The Wombats so much as they graced the stage of the Palais Theatre on the first leg of their tour for their recent EP Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This? They were joined by Brisbane artist and firecracker Jaguar Jonze for an enjoyable evening that […]

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The 6 best concerts helping Australians say farewell to 2022 in November and December

November 2, 2022

We’re officially barrelling towards the end of 2022, a year that has been packed with international and local live music springing back to life after a series of crippling lockdowns. It’s been jam-packed, to say the very least, and next year is looking even stronger as some truly big-ticket acts like Elton John, Red Hot […]

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Interview: Alfie Templeman on ‘Colour Me Blue’, mental health and Mellow Moon

April 20, 2022

Alfie Templeman has only just turned 19, but already counts seven EPs, a mini-album and soon his debut album Mellow Moon under his belt. Alongside these feats, he was shortlisted in BBC’s Sound of 2022 list, is self-taught in approximately 11 instruments, has perfect pitch as well as a surplus of 700 songs sitting on his […]

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Interview: Murph from The Wombats chats about their fifth album Fix Yourself, Not the World, Hottest 100 & eBoy

January 14, 2022

The Wombats are kicking off the new year in style, about to release their fifth studio album Fix Yourself, Not The World. Lead singer Murph caught up with The AU Review’s John Goodridge about the making of the album; out tomorrow through Warner Music Australia. Would you say this album is the most challenging one you’ve […]

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Guest Playlist: Reuben from Peking Duk’s choice of the most iconic collaborations of all time

November 19, 2020

Australia’s resident dance floor party specialist Peking Duk have teamed up with festival favourites The Wombats on collaborative electro-rock anthem “Nothing To Love About Love”.  The single is the second official release from Peking Duk this year, and follows on from the release of “Move” earlier in the year, which featured Alisa Xalayith of The […]

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Album Review: Take a little journey with Sunship Balloon on Everywhen (2020 LP)

September 18, 2020

Sunship Balloon – the side project from Daniel Haggis and Tord Øverland Knudsen of indie royalty The Wombats – have released their first album Everywhen. While their work with The Wombats is largely rooted in indie rock, Sunship Balloon sees the duo explore new sonic ground, with elements of psychedelia, electronica and alt-pop thrown into […]

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Interview: Sunship Balloon unveil the magic behind their debut album Everywhen

September 17, 2020

Sunship Balloon – the side project from Daniel Haggis and Tord Øverland Knudsen of The Wombats – emerged on the scene last year with the release of their debut EP Intergalactic Teacup Travel Centre. Weaving in elements of psychedelia, electronica and alt-pop, their sound is distinctly different to the indie rock of their main gig […]

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

November 29, 2018

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, […]

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Interview: War Child’s Head of Fundraising talks about coming to Australia with The Wombats

November 27, 2018

Tonight, UK Charity War Child – known for putting on incredible intimate gigs with artists like the Arctic Monkeys in the UK to support the great work they do – officially make their mark in Australia, putting on their first show as part of ARIA Week. Tonight, The Wombats will play the 500-capacity venue in […]

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Live Review: The Wombats gets the crowd singing in Melbourne with Eves Karydas

November 22, 2018

Eleven years after their initial album A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation, The Wombats have been at it again. Their 2018 release, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life was a great addition to the band’s catalogue, touring it alongside their appearance at Splendour In The Grass. Yet, these tours were not enough for one of […]

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Photo Gallery: The Wombats + Eves Karydas – Palais Theatre, Melbourne (19.11.18)

November 21, 2018

Eleven years after their debut album A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation, The Wombats continue to be a force to be reckoned with in Australia. Daniel Hanssen was at their recent return to Melbourne to capture them with Eves Karydas.

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Live Review: Spilt Milk Festival delivered a stellar day of Australian music and legendary international artists

November 19, 2018

Spilt Milk Festival in Canberra is really establishing itself as one of Australia’s biggest one day festivals. Now in its third year, even the late withdrawal of international star Childish Gambino didn’t for one second detract from the magic of the day. Childish Gambino’s broken foot led to the inclusion of Aussie favourites Angus and […]

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Interview: Dan Haggis from The Wombats (UK) talks his upcoming solo album and the future of the band

September 27, 2018

On the eve their new Australian tour, English pop rockers The Wombats’ drummer Dan Haggis reveals to The AU Review that he is planning a new solo album to be released next year. Aussie favourites The Wombats are touring the world again on the back of their hugely successful 5th album Beautiful People Will Ruin […]

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Skegss join Adelaide’s Spin Off Festival line up this July

May 17, 2018

The return of the Spin Off Festival this year will be bringing the likes of The Wombats, The Jungle Giants and Yungblud through the Adelaide punters in amid the Splendour in the Grass madness, and today, Skegss have joined the bill. The band have already struck up a mad connection with fans right around the country, picking up the mantle […]

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Interview: Murph tells all about The Wombats’ upcoming Australian return & bringing an actual lemon to a knife fight

February 8, 2018

It’s been a wild ride for UK indie-rock band The Wombats, appearing over all parts of the globe and our very own airwaves for quite some time now – about 15 years, to be precise. Luckily enough, the AU review was here to hear all about the band’s plans for the future, a 2018 Australian […]

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Talking new music, touring & the influence of a woman’s touch in studio with Murph of The Wombats

May 10, 2017

It’s a chilly night when I sit down with The Wombats frontman Murph, as Groovin The Moo continued to roll on around us. It’s perhaps the third time I’ve sat down with Murph, testament to the long-running relationship the British band have had with Australia – we can’t remember how long it’s been since their last tour or […]

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Festival Review: Groovin The Moo – Adelaide Showgrounds (28.04.17)

May 1, 2017

Groovin The Moo kicked off in Adelaide on Friday, with the sold-out festival returning hard and fast with another stellar line-up of national and international acts, plus a very controversial petting zoo and an even more scandalous venue change. The day promised drizzling showers and some of the coldest temperatures Adelaide had experienced all year, […]

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The Wombats celebrating 10th anniversary of A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation on Aussie tour

February 8, 2017

The Wombats have been coming to Australia for years now and for many fans, they’ve grown up with the British group as the wave of indie rock that came through during the early 00’s reached Australia. Their debut album, A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation still remains a beloved favourite amongst fans – it’s hard […]

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Against Me!, The Darkness, Amy Shark & more confirmed for Groovin The Moo 2017

January 31, 2017

Returning for its majestic 13th year this April and May, Groovin The Moo has dropped its line up for 2017 – throwing back to some of our favourite international bands (plus some names primed to be introduced to Australians for the first time), not to mention a class cut of Australian talent in the mix. With […]

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Murph chats about 2015 for The Wombats, moving to LA & hitting festivals in Australia!

January 13, 2016

The Wombats have been solid favourites in the eyes of Australian fans for years now and when they were announced to be ringing in the New Year with us at the Falls Festival, we were glad to have them back for another spell. Murph took some time out before they played Mt. Duneed to have […]

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Festival Review: Falls Festival – Marion Bay, Tasmania (29.12.15 – 01.01.16)

January 5, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, there is a reason The Falls Music & Arts Festival won our festival of the year for their 2014 event at the recent AU Awards, and it wasn’t just a one-off. With the line-up boasting a stellar and eclectic hoard of musicians and acts, expectations were high for three days of magic, […]

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Festival Review: Field Day – The Domain, Sydney (01.01.16)

January 3, 2016

Fuzzy’s Field Day is one of Sydney’s biggest remaining festivals. Held on New Year’s Day, it’s promoted as a day to ease into the New Year with a spot of live music and sunshine. With a fairly solid line-up, made up of several Falls Festival drawcards and a variety of additional acts, Field Day 2016 […]

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Festival Review: Falls Festival (Part I) – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay (31.12.15 – 01.12.16)

January 2, 2016

The 2015 Falls Festival had a line up that brought together some of the best music of the moment, some legendary live acts, as well as the cream of the new crop. Summer is in full swing, and Byron Bay provided the perfect setting to bring in 2016 with its perfect weather and lush forests. […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2015: Part Two – 30 to 21

December 17, 2015

We continue our countdown of best albums of the year, as voted by the AU review’s contributors… If you want to look back at the first ten on the list, head HERE. 30. Justin Bieber – Purpose “This was a surprising one for me. There seems to still be a stigma around vibing on this […]

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Last Dinosaurs to support The Wombats in Sydney next January!

November 2, 2015

A fitting coupling here – Last Dinosaurs have today been announced to support The Wombats at their only headline Australian show next year. The Wombats, who will be back in the country hitting the Falls & Southbound festivals over New Year’s, will be performing their only Aussie headliner at the Hordern Pavilion on January 3rd. […]

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The Wombats, Dune Rats, Tuka & more announced for Falls Festival Lorne!

October 19, 2015

It goes without saying that the Lorne edition of the Falls Festival always stands out as the favoured site of the tour’s three for many people. Almost always a sell out event, the coastal Victorian site boasts a great environment for campers and a unique little Falls vibe all its own. This year, Falls Lorne sold […]

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The Wombats to play only Falls Festival sideshow at the Hordern Pavilion in January

October 18, 2015

Having recently been announced to be heading back  to Australia for the Falls and Southbound festivals at the end of the year, The Wombats evidently couldn’t go a trip Down Under without making a stop in the Harbour City. They’ve announced their only headline Australian show on the trip for the Hordern Pavilion for January 3rd, their […]

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Splendour Photo Gallery: The Wombats + Circa Waves – Hordern Pavilion (27.07.15)

July 28, 2015

Liverpudlian legends The Wombats have been kicking a solid amount of ass on Australian stages since arriving back in the country last week for Splendour and a run of shows in the capitals with Circa Waves. Stoked to have them back! Check out these photos from their Sydney show at the Hordern, shot by Gwen […]

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Album Review: Holy Pinto – Stenography (2015 EP)

May 8, 2015

British band, Holy Pinto provides a varying amount of musical influences. From the quirkiness of Say Anything to the poetic words of Death Cab For Cutie, this two-piece are the game changer of indie music. With their latest offering of Stenography, it is a short and sweet summation of their sharpness and attitude in their musicianship. Many will delight in this […]

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