The Wombats have released an exclusive free download, “Jump Into The Fog,” from their forthcoming new album, set for a February 10, 2011 release. Produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party), “Jump Into The Fog” has been described as The Wombats’ “brilliant curveball” track, seeing them sound like New Order hooking up with The Horrors, whilst still retaining their knack for a killer catchy hook.
“Jump into the Fog” is another glimpse into what’s in store from the band’s forthcoming sophomore album (Bright Antenna/ILG/Warner), one of the most anticipated releases of 2011. While their signature punk-rock hooks and inimitable charm are firmly in place, The Wombats have introduced aggressive dance elements and a darker lyrical approach to their infectious alt-pop. The Wombats are currently putting the finishing touches on their upcoming second album in the NRG Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Along with Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Lostprophets), the album will feature additional production prowess from super-producers Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.), Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, The Donnas, Weezer) and Rich Costey. The immediately infectious punky hooks that characterised their debut album are firmly in place, but this time around the band have been eager to experiment with more leftfield ideas and a darker lyrical approach.
This second track follows the explosive response to The Wombats’ first single and video, “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves),” which was named the “Hottest Record In The World” after its exclusive world premiere on influential BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe. “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)” is now available on iTunes and can be streamed here: http://soundcloud.com/press-here/the-wombats-tokyo-vampires-wolves.