Now, in case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of the Wombats, they are an English indie rock band, from and formed in Liverpool. The band consists of Matthew Murphy (lead vocals, guitar, keyboard), Daniel (Dan) Haggis (drums, percussion, keyboard and backing vocals), and Tord Overland Knudsen(bass guitar, guitar, keyboard and backing vocals).
The band has released a brand new single, ‘Your Body Is A Weapon’, off their upcoming third album, which is expected to be released in 2014. It’s been almost three years since fans have heard new material from this beloved band, and this track is instantly catchy and upbeat, though the lyrics are pretty dark.
There are many elements of the classic Wombats sound: prominent bass lines, punchy guitars and euphoric back up vocals, with the sort of melodies that get stuck in your head all day.
Murphy reportedly wrote the song about a paparazzi attacking a celebrity, though, like the majority of The Wombats songs, ‘Your Body Is A Weapon’ carries the theme of fame with lust for a girl. The track was produced once again by Eric Valentine at at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles.
The Wombats are yet to hint at the release date of their forthcoming album, but with a single like this, I’m sure the wait will be worth while.