While final details on UK trio The Wombats’ highly anticipated sophomore album are still pending, the band’s momentum towards the April 26th U.S. physical release date of This Modern Glitch on Bright Antenna/ILG continues with the free download of the infectiously brilliant track “Addicted To The Cure,.” The club-friendly, effervescent track features frontman Murph presenting himself with a cigarette in his mouth in a room strewn with used nicotine patches, asking “When did we get addicted to the cure?” Indeed!
This Modern Glitch features production by Rich Costey (Muse, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand), Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.) and Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age). The collection includes both recent Top 20 UK hit “Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)” – the video is at over 1.2 million plays – and the successful follow-up single, “Jump Into The Fog.”
Following the release of their debut album ‘The Wombats proudly present… A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation’, the band’s ascendency continued unabated. The Wombats completed two huge sold-out UK tours which included triumphant shows at Brixton Academy, a unique one-off headline show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a massive homecoming show at the 10,000 capacity Liverpool Echo Arena. They were nominated for Best UK Act at the MTV Europe Awards, and played a plethora of enormous festival appearances including a co-headline set on the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading and Leeds as well as storming sets at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Isle of Wight and Oxegen.
The band has sold out their UK tour dates and will spend March 2011 touring the UK; stay tuned for US Tour announcements.