Liverpool based indie legends The Wombats have just released their new single ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’, and it’s the first single off their new album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life which is due to land on February 09.
After a two-year absence, the trio dropped the banger on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1 last night (07/11/2017) as the Hottest Record in the World.
The Wombats is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Matthew Murphy, drummer Dan Haggis, and bassist Tord Overland Knudsen. When asked about the track by Annie Mac, Frontman Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy says that “the song 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.”
Murph also told Triple J “I was having an argument with my now wife and she basically just handed me my own arse on a plate. I never win an argument with her, so that’s kind of what the song is about.” He also explained “The title is a metaphor for kind of like going into a situation knowing that you’re absolutely 100% gonna lose.”
Listen to the track below:
You can see the track list for the new album which was recorded this summer below:
Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life:
- Cheetah Tongue
- Lemon to a Knife Fight
- Black Flamingo
- White Eyes
- Lethal Combination
- Out Of My Head
- I Only Wear Black
- Ice Cream
- Dip You In Honey
- I Don’t Know Why I Like You But I Do
This will be The Wombats fourth studio album and the follow up to 2015’s Glitterbug which entered the UK charts at No.5, successfully reached No.2 in Australia, and was named one of the best 30 albums of 2015 by Radio X. This third LP was host to the usual Wombats classic British and catchy chorus’ with a new electro pop vibe, and featured singles such as ‘Emoticons’, ‘Your Body Is A Weapon’ and ‘Greek Tragedy’.
While the alternative fans await the new record, The Wombats are set to tour the US with Weezer and the Pixies while supporting them next year on their joint tour, as well as headline their own North American tour in January for a month. Then there will be a big UK headline tour in March 2018.