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Even the thickest of accents are usually neutralized in song, but melody doesn't stand a chance against Matthew Murphy's voice.

Formed in Liverpool in 2003 and known for ultra-British hits like "Let's Dance to Joy Division" and "Moving to New York," the Wombats are composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Matthew Murphy, drummer Dan Haggis, and bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen. Their albums have sold over 1 million copies worldwide and have been screamed along to in countless smoke filled cars.

Popdust's Brent Butler interviewed the band about their new album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, and whether or not Jude Law is too handsome.

Popdust Presents | The Wombats youtu.be


The Magic Box Interview With The Wombats youtu.be

A stand out song from the album is "Turn," a teen anthem that feels reminiscent of the band's past work while managing to offer a fresh sense of musical maturity. The band performed the heavily rotated single live in the Popdust office along with "Greek Tragedy," a hit from their 2015 album, Glitterbug.

The Wombats "Turn" youtu.be

The Wombats "Greek Tragedy" youtu.be

The band's distinctive British indie rock vibe is ageless, and with each new album they offer fans variations on their classic sound, doling out high energy music that makes listeners feel like teenagers with a fake ID and endless possibilities. Few bands from the 2000's rock era have survived the years as gracefully as the Wombats, who've managed to not only stay relevant, but to keep getting better.


Brooke Ivey Johnson is a Brooklyn based writer, playwright, and human woman. To read more of her work visit her blog or follow her twitter @BrookeIJohnson.



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