Fix Yourself, Not The World arrives next January.
English indie rockers, The Wombats, are treating fans with a tonne of good news today! The trio have announced their fifth studio album, Fix Yourself, Not The World, alongside the release of their new single If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You, and national tour dates.
Speaking about the track, frontman Matthew Murphy says, “I noticed that 2020 and 2021 put some serious strain on interpersonal relationships, it felt like people around me were really struggling. For me, 'If You Ever Leave, I'm Coming With You’ taps into all of that and asks the question… is it the circumstances putting undue stress on people? Or have the circumstances shed light on people's incompatibility with one another?”
Kicking off in Perth on June 5 next year, the run of shows will continue on to Hobart, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, before wrapping up in Brisbane on June 17. The seven date headline tour is a welcomed return to Aussie stages for the trio, with tickets on sale 9am, August 23.
The creation of If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You saw the trio undertake a new approach to their creative process, recording the record remotely from their respective homes over the past year. With Murphy based in Los Angeles, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen in Oslo and drummer Dan Haggis in London, the trio recorded their individual parts before sending them off to the albums producers, Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers), Gabe Simon (Dua Lipa, Lana Del Rey), Paul Meaney (Twenty One Pilots, Nothing But Thieves) and Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag‘n’Bone Man).
“We’re so excited for people to hear this new album! We’ve explored new genres and pushed ourselves further than ever musically. It will always stand out for us in our memories from our other albums as we recorded it across three cities during lockdown, and we weren’t all in the same room at the same time!” says Haggis.
Fix Yourself, Not The World is out January 7. Listen to If You Ever Leave, I’m Coming With You below.
THE WOMBATS 2022 AUSTRALIAN TOUR
JUNE 5 2022 – HBF Stadium, PERTH, WA
JUNE 7 2022 – City Hall, HOBART, TAS
JUNE 9 2022 – Entertainment Centre Theatre, ADELAIDE, SA
JUNE 10 2022 – John Cain Arena, MELBOURNE, VIC
JUNE 11 2022 – Hordern Pavilion, SYDNEY, NSW
JUNE 15 2022 – UC Refectory, CANBERRA, ACT
JUNE 17 2022 – Riverstage, BRISBANE, QLD