Liverpool's The Wombats performed their hit single "Jump Into The Fog" on Conan last week. The new single off their highly-acclaimed album This Modern Glitch (Bright Antenna/ILG), has been one of the band's biggest airplay records ever in the UK and Australia, marking their sixth Top 40 single overseas.
The single is proving to have similar success in the U.S. - not only is it resting comfortably at #1 on Sirius XM's "Alt Nation" countdown, but it just broke into the Top 40 Alternative Chart, marking their U.S. chart debut!
The video, which you can watch below, has over 2.25 million views on Youtube.
The Wombats - Jump Into The Fog video:
The performance on Conan comes at the end of a month long U.S. tour, which saw the trio performing to sold-out crowds in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more.
The band is on their way back to the U.K. where they will gear up for the European festival circuit this summer.
The Wombats' sophomore album This Modern Glitch is the most successful outing from the Liverpool trio to date, debuting at #3 in the U.K. and # 2 in Australia, and receiving worldwide praise.
Entertainment Weekly applauds their "bright, buzzy indie pop concoctions that have made audiences on both sides of the Atlantic shake and swoon," while SPIN declares them "Echo & The Bunnymen for the internet age." Similarly, The Sunday Times proclaims This Modern Glitch "a ten-song masterclass in spiky, lyrically-vivid, synth-coloured pop...nothing can detract (or distract) from this album's infectiousness."
The Wombats made their U.S. television last year on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, performing their Top 20 UK single, "Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)". The track was a BBC Radio 1 "Single of the Week"and has already gone gold in the U.K. and Australia, with its witty, tongue-in-cheek, rock stars on rampage video now at over 3.3 million YouTube plays.
The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) video:
Recorded at NRG Recording Studios in Los Angeles, This Modern Glitch was produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party) and Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Lostprophets), with additional production prowess contributed by super-producers Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.) and Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, The Donnas, Weezer).
The 10-song set retains the immediacy and hook-filled sensibility of their stunning UK platinum-selling debut, 2007's The Wombats proudly present...Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation, while introducing aggressive dance elements and a heavier, wryer lyrical bent to their infectious alt-pop.
The Wombats are "Murph" (lead guitar, lead vocals, keyboards), Dan Haggis (drums, backing vocals) and Tord Øverland-Knudsen (bass, backing vocals).
The Wombats on Conan - video:
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