Posts Tagged ‘The Wombats’

the wombats

Back from a holiday to Disneyland with my family. The weather in Southern California was perfect. It’s a bizarre feeling to leave winter in Vancouver, fly two hours and step out into summer.

My current favourite song right now is from Liverpool’s The Wombats. They’ve had a few jammers over the years that have worked their way into my brain and the latest single, “Turn” is no different.

The Wombats’ fourth long player is called Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life and it comes out on February 9th.

“‘Turn’ was written in New York and is probably the most electronic song on the album,” frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy shared. “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.”

The band was JUST in Vancouver and I missed it because I was not in Vancouver. Next time I guess.


Like I said, we just got back from Disneyland. It was a sublime trip with all the kids. It was also my wife Coral’s 35th birthday. And her Mom and sister Alyx joined us.

if you wanna get personal in our music blogging relationship…here’s a short video of our adventures in the Magic Kingdom.


When I am not bringing you guys sick tunes on this here music blog, I am also a radio presenter on CFOX in Vancouver.

Part of the job entails listening to people whine about music. We all have a take right? It’s the one thing I hate about the job. To me the radio is supposed to be a celebration of music.

I posted that other day. I think it all the time. Coral was telling me some self-quiz thing I wrote on Facebook back in 2009 showed up on her feed so I went back and read it.
#18 on the mini-bio: I hate when people complain about music. If you start a sentence with me that begins with, “I hate that (or this) song,” then I am sad. I am far more interested in which song(s) you love.

Righteous.  Still true.

Go with yourself.

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Life in Film

Beautiful lighter jam from Hackney, UK band Life in Film. They’ll be in Vancouver on May 20th at The Imperial with The Wombats.

Go with yourself

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Jupiter Party
The sunshine and bouncy white clouds get my mind drifting over to the poppier side.

Oliver brightens up the already poppy Wombats. Look for The Wombats at the Reading and Leeds festival this year.

Band from Melbourne called Number Station. Synthy.

Folkier vibe. New Tallest Man on Earth record comes to us on May 12th.

When I roll out of work on a clear evening, there is this dude that sets up a telescope. He points at some celestial object of interest and then guides you through a space party.

Yesterday, it was the Jupiter Party. And the Jupiter Party is always free.


Happy Birthday to my daughter Madelyn. She is 7 today. Time flies when you’re having fun.

Go with yourself.

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New single from The Wombats is a real fire cracker!  I always liked the UK band’s “Lets Dance To Joy Division.”  My goodness, was that 2007?  Since then they’ve had a record that I never really got into  and now they are gearing up for their third album.

The first single is called “You Body is a Weapon.”

Lead singer Matthew Murphy said he was inspired seeing a paparazzi guy stalking a member of One Direction. Weird.  He says this about the single:

“It was an easy track to record, although a few lyric changes were made to make it sound slightly less ‘creepy’. At the end of the session, Eric Valentine said ‘I’m really happy with how this has turned out, there is a quality to the lower-mid range that I have been searching for for years, and I think I’ve got it!’ – We have absolutely no idea what this means.”

I don’t know what that means either Matthew.  Good song though.

Go with yourself.

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