Album Alert: The Wombats’ ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’ Is Out Now

Featuring new video “This Car Drives All By Itself”

Photo: Tom Oxley

The Wombats have finally released their long-awaited fifth studio album Fix Yourself, Not The World out now via AWAL. Recorded remotely from their homes, the album was made in three different cities – frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy working from LA, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen from Oslo, and drummer Dan Haggis from London. Along with the record, the band has also revealed the new music video for “This Car Drives All By Itself”:

“We’re so excited for people to hear this new album! We’ve explored new genres and pushed ourselves further than ever musically. It will always stand out for us in our memories from our other albums as we recorded it across three cities during lockdown, and we weren’t all in the same room at the same time!” shared Dan Haggis.  

On the video, Murph explained: “The song’s about how maybe we’re not as in control of our lives as we think we are, and that time and entropy are pretty powerful things. We row but the universe steers, and I want to learn to be ok with that. It all just came together and I’m so proud of how it turned out.”

The Wombats will be kicking off their tour soon.

North American Dates:

January 20 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

January 21 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

January 22 – The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA

January 25 – Terminal 5, New York, NY

January 26 – House of Blues, Boston, MA

January 28 – Empire Live – Albany, NY 

January 29 – Ovation – Newport, KY 

January 31 – St. Andrew’s, Detroit, MI

February 1 – Newport, Columbus, OH

February 3 – Park West, Chicago, IL

February 4 – The Fillmore, Minneapolis, MN

February 5 – The Truman, Kansas City, MO

February 7 – Cannery, Nashville, TN

February 8 – Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

February 10 – House of Blues, Houston, TX

February 11 – Emo’s, Austin, TX

February 12 – House of Blues, Dallas, TX

February 14 – Ogden, Denver, CO

February 15 – Union, Salt Lake City, UT

February 17 – Showbox Market, Seattle, WA SOLD OUT

February 19 – Revolution Hall, Portland, OR

February 21 – The Regency, San Francisco, CA

February 22 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA

February 25 – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA

European/UK Tour Dates:

April 14  – First Direct Arena, Leeds

April 15  – The O2, London

April 16  – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

April 18  – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow

April 22  – Mountford Hall, Liverpool

April 23  – Mountford Hall, Liverpool

April 29  – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge, Paris (France)

May 1  – Carlswerk Victoria, Cologne (Germany)

May 2  – Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg (Germany)

May 4  – Slaktkyrkan, Stockholm (Sweden)

May 5  – Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo (Norway)

May 6  – DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen (Denmark)

May 7  – Huxley’s Neue Welt, Berlin (Germany)

May 9  – Gasometer, Vienna (Austria)

May 10  – Backstage Werk, Munich (Germany)

May 12  – Estragon, Bologna (Italy)

May 13  – Fabrique, Milan (Italy)

May 14  – Komplex 457, Zurich (Switzerland)

May 16  – De Roma, Antwerp (Belgium)

May 17  – Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

May 18  – De Oosterpoort, Groningen (Netherlands)

May 19  – TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht (Netherlands)

May 26  – Open Air Theatre, Scarborough