The likely lads

THE WOMBATS are the equivalent of “a sure thing” in gambling. Like Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand before them, the Liverpool guitar pop trio have already established a fanbase whose size is completely out of proportion to their overground profile.

That, together with their no-fuss hook-heavy leanings, means you just know these unapologetically fun-loving youngsters aren’t going to stay a secret for much longer.

And experience tells us there’s scarcely a better time to get on board for the ride. With a massive internet following having cottoned on to The Wombats long before mainstream press and radio (no surprises there), the band’s imminent sold-out gigs are guaranteed to be frenzied affairs in the best way possible.

After all, it’s not every day you know the winner before the race has even started.

4 The Wombats – Moving To New York (alternate version)

b September 18, The Garage, Garage (w/ The Holloways)
b October 3, Ironworks, Inverness (w/ The Enemy)
b October 4, Music Hall, Aberdeen (w/ The Enemy)
b October 5, Barrowland, Glasgow (w/ The Enemy)
b October 6, Fat Sams, Dundee (w/ The Enemy)
b December 1, Moshulu, Aberdeen
b December 2, QMU, Glasgow

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