The Wombats release extended version of UK Top 3 album ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’

by the partae

Featuring three new tracks
(Oceans, Bee-Sting & Lethal Combination acoustic)

Out now via AWAL/Kobalt


Biggest venues ever headlined

Including London, SSE Arena – February 1st



‘Oceans’ & ‘Lethal Combination (Acoustic)’


The Wombats have today released an extended version of their UK Top 3 album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, featuring three extra bonus tracks – latest single ‘Bee-Sting’, an acoustic version of one of the album’s standout songs ‘Lethal Combination’, and brand new track ‘Oceans’. ‘Bee-Sting’ will also be released on the same day as a limited edition 7”,  with ‘Oceans’ on the B-Side.


Since it’s release, new crowd pleaser ‘Bee-Sting’’ has now accumulated more than three million global streams, as well as the video smashing 200,000 views on YouTube. It’s received extensive support on Radio 1, and on launch, featured on 29 Spotify ‘New Music Friday’ playlists across the globe, as well as 30+ Apple Music playlists – a record for the band.


The Wombats have also stepped things up yet again on the live front with their highest profile and biggest UK headline tour to date. What was six huge shows across the isles, including a night at London’s SSE Arena, has now increased to seven, with four shows completely sold out. The 2019 tour, which will also included a European leg, will further showcase the band’s meteoric rise to one of the country’s finest live arena acts.

Peaking at #3 in the UK album chart as the highest new entry of that week, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life has since been streamed over 120 million times, with glowing album reviews from The Times, Evening Standard, Metro, Sunday Times Culture, Daily Telegraph, DORK and more.


After a sold-out UK & European tour including London’s Alexandra Palace, The Wombats have gone on to lay waste to crowds across the globe, including Reading & Leeds Festival, the 50th anniversary Isle Of Wight Festival, Y Not?, Glasgow Summer Series (supporting Kings Of Leon), extensive dates through North America in support to Weezer and The Pixies, and huge headline arena dates in Australia.


With no signs of slowing down, 2018 has been a phenomenal, groundbreaking year for The Wombats.

Jan 24th – Glasgow, O2 Academy

Jan 25th – Glasgow, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

Jan 26th – Leeds, First Direct Arena

Jan 28th – Newport, Centre (SOLD OUT)

Jan 29th – Bournemouth, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

Jan 31st – Birmingham, O2 Academy (SOLD OUT)

Feb 1st – London, SSE Arena



Feb 5th – France, Paris, Le Trabendo

Feb 6th – Belgium, Antwerp, TRIX

Feb 7th – Netherlands, Tilburg, 013 Tilburg

Feb 8th – Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle

Feb 10th – Germany, Cologne, Live Music Hall

Feb 11th – Switzerland, Solothurn, Kulturfabrik, Kofmehl

Feb 12th – Italy, Milan, Fabrique

Feb 14th – Austria, Vienna, Gasometer

Feb 15th – Switzerland, Lausanne, Les Docks


Praise for The Wombats:

“The weekend’s unlikely smash is the reinvention of The Wombats into a slick,

synthesiser-augmented, funny pop machine” – The Guardian (Reading & Leeds Festival 2018)


“This album is all about massive bangers” – NME


“Having matured, it’s their talent for melody which really stands out – and their fourth album is guaranteed to
win them legions of new fans” – Evening Standard


“A jittery joy” – Sunday Times Culture


“Psychedelic future-pop with shades of Vampire Weekend and The Flaming Lips on the brilliant
new record” – Daily Telegraph


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