The Wombats reveal new single ‘Turn’

The Wombats by Tom Oxley

Credit: Tom Oxley

After recently announcing their fourth album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, The Wombats today reveal the album’s second single Turn. The single follows on from Lemon To A Knife Fight, their first new music in 2 years.  The album will released on Kobalt Music on February 9th 2018. Stream Turn below.

Vocalist Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy comments on the new song:

Turn was written in New York and is probably the most electronic song on the album. Which is weird as I was pushing for the album to be more organic and less synth driven, Turn was…. kind of a beautiful mistake.

Written in three completely different locations around the world – with drummer Dan Haggis in London, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen with his family in Oslo and frontman Murph in Los Angeles – Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life was created in long distance and intensive, two-week sessions in Oslo and produced by Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag’n’Bone Man) and Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice).

The Wombats – Turn

While previous album Glitterbug dealt with Murph’s long-distance relationship, the singer finds himself newly married and resident in LA for Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. The record explores a maturer side of the Liverpool-based trio.

Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is available to pre-order as of now. The Wombats have also announced a run of tour dates across the UK, Europe and the US in spring 2018. All dates can be found below.

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