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The Wombats’ Frontman Is Starting A New Band

Written by Emmy Mack on July 19, 2018

Matt Murphy is no longer in a monogamous musical relationship with The Wombats.

The frontman has revealed plans to stick his pick in a new, as-yet-unnamed project, to showcase around 20 turfed Wombats B-sides that he reckons are still quality enough to see the light of day.

Speaking with NME, Murphbat says he’s excited to “see where it goes”.

“It would be nice to say it when it’s all finalised and ready, but I’ve got 20 songs and it’s gonna be a new band,” he confirms.

“There were some songs left over from [The Wombats’ new album] that we didn’t use and I was like, ‘They’re really good, they should see the light of day somehow’,” he continues.

“But since then there’s been a load more and they’ve been parked, but we’ll see what happens.”

Murphy also revealed that The Wombats will be heading into the studio for their fifth album “early next year”, which will apparently come after their next trip to Australia.

The UK indie-rock trio are of course performing at Splendour In The Grass this weekend, but have already announced plans to return to our shores this November because they basically live here now.

And we are totally OK with that.

The Wombies are currently touring behind their fourth studio album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, which was released in February.

They were the first act to out themselves on this year’s Splendour In The Grass lineup, and they’re due to perform festival sideshows in Melbourne, Sydney and Wollongong later this month.

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