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With a sold-out tour just around the corner, we spoke to The Wombats bassist Tord about how 2022 has been and what the future holds in store.

As they ready themselves for the next home leg of their world tour later this month, The Wombats recently unveiled their new single ‘I Think My Mind Has Made Its Mind Up’, via AWAL. The track is the second offering from the band’s forthcoming EP Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This?, out 18th November, and comes hot on the heels of their first UK number one album, Fix Yourself, Not The World, which topped the charts in January of this year.

The three piece return to the UK this month for sold out nights in Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, Norwich, Newcastle and Manchester, having spent 2022 performing the biggest shows of their career, including a landmark night at London’s The O2 in April. Full tour listing below, tickets available here.

Recorded shortly after completing their acclaimed fifth studio album, Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This? is The Wombats rawest material yet, trading polished synths for spiky guitar riffs and heavy choruses. The band themselves co-produced part of the project themselves, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen then taking some files back to his homeland of Norway to be mixed in his home studio, with regular collaborators Mike Crossey and Mark Crew working on the remainder.

Ahead of the release of the EP and the upcoming tour dates starting next week, we spoke to bassist Tord about the last nine months, how the rest of 2022 is going to play out and what 2023 holds in store for the band.

UK Arena Tour dates:

21 Oct 2022 – O2 Academy, Sheffield – SOLD OUT
22 Oct 2022 – Rock City, Nottingham – SOLD OUT
23 Oct 2022 – O2 Academy, Birmingham – SOLD OUT
25 Oct 2022 – UEA (University of East Anglia), Norwich – SOLD OUT
27 Oct 2022 – NX, Newcastle – SOLD OUT
Fri 28 Oct 2022 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester – SOLD OUT

You can get tickets here.

Watch the video interview here: