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"The Wombats win MBF Award"

"If they released the song 'Derail & Crash' tomorrow it would be a top ten hit" - Guy Chambers


"The Wombats win MBF Award"

For me, judging from a lyrical and musical level, they were the clear winners. Musically they were very current and interesting and lyrically the only ones who were really original. The Ostrich Song, was enough to make anyone’s ears prick up.

- Cathy Dennis


"Demo Review"

"The Wombats trade a good line in reflective but breezy pop with quirky lyrics and some great vocal harmonies. This demo has a definite theme park, err, theme; all ghost trains, carousel organs and roller costers. It's not for them all the fun of the fair though, but tales of lost love and 'teenage mothers feeding their children fags and candy'. The tracks are filled with the feeling that most people have had at some point of being sad in a place that's meant to be fun; presumably they all had a bad day in Blackpool as kids. If there was justice in the world these guys would be shifting a lot of records and Athlete would be selling candyfloss. - Live Magazine


"Live review"

The Wombats are top draw stuff, as tight as hell and with an ear for quirky melodies that defies belief. Their songs recall ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’-era Blur in a fistfight with the Beach Boys while Snow Patrol wave money and shout on the sidelines. This is a very good thing. Their honest, English pop is a joy to behold, and you, dear reader, should head for a record shop forthwith to buy a copy of their new CD. - Gigwise.com


"Demo Review"

The Wombats - Demo

The Wombats are a three piece hailing from Liverpool and carry the city's legendary talent for smashing pop songs with them, despite the fact one of them is a Viking named Tord.

Derail and Crash is an indiepop gem that starts nu-wave and Strokes-y before giving into jolly desires with echoes of Supergrass (before they went serious) and a inkling of Ooberman's Dan Pop in singer Murph's crooning. It's full of 'ba ba-da-da's and 'ooh ooh oooh's a plenty, set alongside an infectious riff and a bass line that has been singing along nicely in my head all afternoon.

There is enough evidence to suggest The Wombats have more than enough in their locker to keep the Kaiser Chiefs-led Britpop revival bus running along quite nicely thank you very much. - High Voltage


Discography

The Wombats have released 4 Eps to date, with a 5th due out within the next few weeks. They are:

- The Hangover Sessions
- Wombats No. 3
- The Summer Ep
- The Blackpool Ep
- The Christmas Ep

With each Ep they have progressed and developed their sound, with every new Ep proving more popular. As a result, radio play has become more frequent, especially with the hit 'Moving to New York', although tracks such as Happily Screwed, Die Hard Movie Girl and The Ostrich Song have all been played too.

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The Wombats are a three-piece based in Liverpool, England. Since forming in 2003, they have produced 4 Eps that have been generating interest both home and abroad.
In England, they are regularly played on the One Music show on BBC Radio 1, with DJ Huw Stevens claiming them as his “new favourite band”. They also headlined at the Radio 1 unsigned event at the famous Cavern Club and are currently playing around the country at Club NME, with other upcoming bands.
They have just won the MBF (Musicians Benevolant Fund) Songwriting award, setting them apart from every University band in the country, with Robbie Williams' co-writer, Guy Chambers, claiming that "if they were to release 'Derail & Crash' tomorrow it would be a top ten hit". Cathy Dennis, whose songwriting credits include Kylie Minogue’s Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and Britney Spears’ Toxic, also added "for me, judging from a lyrical and musical level, they were the clear winners. Musically they were very current and interesting and lyrically the only ones who were really original".
Away from home, they will soon become the first Bristish band to ever play China when they walk out in front of 80,000 people at the Midi Midi festival in Beijing in May. They have also been play-listed at Norwegian radio station NRK and played Volum festival in Oslo last year. In North America, Robert English has also been playing the single ‘Moving to New York’ on the TBA station in Chicago, and the band have recently been selected to play at Canadian Music Week in March, all helping The Wombats to be heard further a field.
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