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The Wombats

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Graduates of the Liverpool School of Performing Arts, The Wombats have been setting indie dancefloors a-bounce with their quirky, pop cheek and hyperactive fit of spiky melodies. Having initially released two albums only available in Japan, the band's UK debut album 'The Wombats Proudly Present: A Guide to Love, Loss and Desperation' (2008) reached number eleven propelled by the breakthrough hit 'Let's Dance to Joy Division'. Follow-up singles 'Moving to New York' and 'Backfire at the Disco' caused their popularity to increase as Radio 1 DJs Jo Whiley and Zane Lowe became firm supporters of the band and TV shows 'The Inbetweeners' and 'Private Practice' started to feature their songs.

Their second album 'This Modern Glitch' was preceded by its lead single 'Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)' which debuted at number 23 on the UK Singles Chart. 'Glitterbug', their third album, was released in 2015 giving them a number five position in the UK Albums Chart and the same spot on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart in the US. They followed this with 'Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life' in 2017 and a tour to mark the anniversary of their debut.

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