Liverpool's latest export The Wombats rocked American audiences this past week with packed shows in New York City, San Francisco, and Los Angeles that geared up fans for the release of their debut album. Coming out June 24th on Roadrunner Records, The Wombats Proudly Present...A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation offers up 13 tracks of hi-octane indie pop genius including the infectious single "Let's Dance to Joy Division," a track that was appointed "Single of the Week" on iTunes. The track saw a staggering 440,000 downloads, making it one of the most successful Single of the Week promotions iTunes has done to date.
Across the pond, The Wombats have been continuing their relentless touring schedule, which included a very special performance at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall as the inaugural concert of a series called "Albert Sessions." This series aims at getting young bands to play the legendary venue, hence exposing a younger audience to the theater. While the band has been racking up gigs at prestigious venues, they have been attracting some prestigious fans as well. In a recent interview with the BBC, Sir Paul McCartney mentioned he'd be tempted to collaborate with them as a producer for an upcoming project. McCartney met the band during a class at his Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, which is where The Wombats met and honed their musical skills.
These three lads from Liverpool will return to the States for another round of tour dates in late summer.