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The Wombats - The Institute, Birmingham - 25th September 2015 Live Review


Returning to the West Midlands for the first time since a triumphant summer headline slot at the Godiva Festival in Coventry, The Wombats are in Birmingham for a late addition to their tour itinerary in Birmingham's HMV Institute, a venue which is housing a fervent and glowing fanbase. What's most remarkable about the audience is the youthfulness of its number, despite The Wombats having released their debut album in 2007. 

The Wombats - Live Review

The Wombats have never been the most prolific when it comes to producing new albums - the latest offering 'Glitterbug' means they've released three albums in the space of eight years, but that hasn't had a negative effect on the reverence with which the band are held in. If anything, it only fuels the anticipation. 

Opening with new track 'Give Me a Try', they fail ignite the carnage that defines their live shows. It's when third track, 'Moving to New York', is dropped that the energy in the room shifts up a couple of gears. The Wombats never enjoyed a plethora of hit singles -  partly because the single's significance was already beginning to fade when they brought out their debut album - but they possess a canon of tracks that are sung with fabulous gusto from the audience that their shows can still envelop a feeling of it being a greatest hits set. 

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T In The Park - Day 1 - Performances

The Wombats - T in the Park - Day 1 - Performances - Strathallan Castle, Perthshire - Friday 10th July 2015

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The Wombats Perform Live At Liverpool's O2 Academy

Matthew Murphy and The Wombats - Shots of British indie rock band The Wombats as they gave a live performance on stage at the O2 Academy in Liverpool, United Kingdom - Saturday 18th April 2015

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Tord Overland Knudsen and The Wombats

Celebrities At The BBC Radio 2 Studios

Tord Øverland Knudsen and The Wombats - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 2 studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 16th April 2015

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Libertines To Headline Reading And Leeds


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The Libertines will headline the Reading and Leeds festivals this year.

The 'Don't Look Back Into the Sun' hitmakers - who reunited to perform at the event in 2010 - have been unveiled as the final act to top the bill at the three-night, dual-site festival, which takes place over the weekend of August 28-30.

In an exclusive video message, Pete Doherty said: ''I've just woken up and I can't stop thinking about playing at Reading & Leeds.''

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Red Hot Chili Peppers' Greatest Hits Wow 80,000 At Knebworth


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Red Hot Chili Peppers wowed an 80,000-strong UK crowd with a greatest hits set on Saturday night (23.06.12).

The 'Under The Bridge' hitmakers stunned revellers at Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire - the group's first of only two UK gigs this year - as they kicked off with new song 'Monarchy of Roses' before launching into more recognisable classics 'Around the World' and 'Dani California'.

The American rockers - who are made up of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer and drummer Chad Smith - oozed onstage chemistry as they got the crowd singing to 2000 hit 'Otherside', despite heavy rain.

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The Wombats, Interview


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With performing in aid of the Olympic Torch's tour around the country prior to the Olympics, opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers and even holding there own shindig in rural Cheshire, The Wombats have one busy summer coming up. Fresh from an exultant excursion across North America, this is nothing new for the well-travelled Liverpudlians, who are already renowned for their lengthy stays on the road.

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Matthew Murphy's Pill Struggle


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The Wombats frontman Matthew Murphy struggled with a secret addiction to prescription medication while recording the band's new album.

The British rocker became hooked on anti-depressants in 2007, and reveals he was reliant on the drugs when recording the band's latest album This Modern Glitch.

Murphy only managed to kick his addiction last year (10) when he moved back in with his mother in his native Liverpool, England.

He says, "I'd go into the studio for eight hours every day and smack my head against the wall until one idea, one lyric, one hook came. Some days, it didn't.

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Snoop Dogg Made Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' A Hit


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Snoop Dogg appeared on Katy Perry's 'California Gurls' because she is a "bad bitch".

The 'Sensual Seduction' rapper worked with the risque pop star because he likes her attitude, and insists his input to the track - which became a number one single in the UK, US and Australia - was key to its success.

He told blackbookmag.com: "I worked with Katy because she's a bad bitch, but she needed a gangster to complete The Deal.

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Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 Held At The O2 Academy Brixton - Arrivals

The Wombats and NME Wednesday 23rd February 2011 Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 held at the O2 Academy Brixton - Arrivals London, England

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Parklife Music Festival At Moore Park

The Wombats and Leaves Sunday 3rd October 2010 Parklife Music Festival at Moore Park Sydney, Australia

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