THE WOMBATS Making lemonade

After celebrating 10 years since their debut album earlier this year, The Wombats have released a new single, Lemon To A Knife Fight, in anticipation of their fourth studio album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, set for release February 9.

Speaking of the track, frontman Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy said: “Lemon to a Knife Fight came around after my wife and I had a huge argument on Mulholland Drive. I’d been watching tons of David Lynch too, the song just kind of fell out of me.”

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.

“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,” Murph explains. “On every level, musically and interpersonally, we’re much closer.

“The last album was about me meeting someone and my life going upside down in Los Angeles, partying too hard and getting myself in trouble, this album is about me battling against that, trying to live an adult life. And failing.”

Lemon To A Knife Fight out now. Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life out February 9, available for pre-order now. 

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