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Wombats return

New single from Liverpudlian band after two year break

  • 11/08/2010
  • Ruth Barnes

The Wombats are back with a new single Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) after two years away from the public eye.

The single, which is out on September 27th, is the first to be taken from the as-yet-untitled follow-up to their 2007 debut album A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation.

Singer and guitarist Matthew Murphy and drummer Dan Haggis from the band told 6 Music that it's been a tough couple of years: "We've been losing our minds, jumping endlessly into a big nightmare and somehow we seem to be coming to the end! 

"They do say the second album is the tricky one... you end up putting self-imposed bench marks on what's good and what's bad and you start questioning yourself more as you don't have the crowd there as the market research. It's difficult keeping your taste head on."

"That just shows our immaturity with working with producers"

Wombats Matt and Dan on working with Eric Valentine

The new album was partly produced in L.A. by Eric Valentine, famous for his work with Queens Of The Stone Age, Lostprophets, Slash and Good Charlotte.

A fact that actually put the band off recording with him, much to their embarrassment: "We'd known that he wanted him to work with us for a while. We didn't want to, we basically got dragged over there and it seems to be the best thing we've ever done.

"We liked some of the bands he'd worked with but the general didn't seem very suiting to us as a band, it didnt make much sense. That just shows our immaturity with working with producers, we haven't got that much experience really."

Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) is out on 14th Floor Records on 27 September.

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