THE WOMBATS’ ART IN A CORNER PAINTING
Formed in Liverpool in 2003, The Wombats are comprised of frontman Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy, drummer Dan Haggis and bassist Tord Overland Knudsen.
Highly regarded in the UK and promoted by the likes of Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, the band are increasingly popular internationally and have sold over 1 million records worldwide. Los Angeles, in particular, is something of a spiritual home for the band, with their 2015 album, Glitterbug, heavily influenced by the city.
Despite the album’s focus on L.A. and the band’s growing geographical displacement, The Wombats remain a Liverpudlian band at heart – Dan still lives there, with the band’s rehearsal room also in the locality. Similarly Murph is proud of his roots, despite plotting a move to Los Angeles in the longer term. “I’m actually excited about how much of an awful struggle I’m going to have to make it a reality,” he says. “It’s going to be great.”