Electrifying Liverpool trio The Wombats have announced that they will release their fourth studio album, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE, on February 9, 2018 via Kobalt Music Recordings. The song tells of the push-pull rollercoaster of a toxic relationship’s euphoria and desperation with the band’s signature animation and wit. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE is available for pre-order now.
In support of the forthcoming album, the band will embark on an extensive North American tour with stops in New York, Los Angeles and more – full tour routing is below and PRESS HERE to purchase tickets! The Wombats will also be joining Weezer and The Pixies on their summer 2018 co-headline tour.
“I wanted to make an album that had more swagger, was a bit more laid back, something that wasn’t punching you in the face every time you listen to it,” frontman Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy said of the new music. “On every level, musically and interpersonally, we’re much closer.”
Written from three corners of the globe – drummer Dan Haggis in London, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen nursing his new family in Oslo and frontman Murph 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. With the addition of producers 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 wrapped in Blade Runner synths, future grooves, celestial solos and space age melodies.
Check out the list of full tour dates below.
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
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*
July 13 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre*
July 14 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage*
July 15 Syracuse, NY @ Lakeview Amphitheatre*