The Wombats were back in Liverpool as part of a trio of dates to celebrate 10 years of their first album ‘A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation’ Getintothis’ Sarah Pitman was there to witness all the action.
Playing to a sell out hometown crowd frontman Matthew Murphy said this was up there with one of the sweatiest gigs the band has played.
The Wombats entered the stage to instrumental version of Tale of Girls, Boys & Marsupials, the band then went straight into Kill the Director with the whole crowd jumping around and singing it back to them. They dedicated My First Wedding to the staff at Zanzibar in Seel Street.
Between songs and acts the crowd sang Oh Jeremy Corbyn to the beat of Seven Nation Army and even chanted Theresa May is a Wanker the band provided a beat and said it was very hard to argue with their logic.
The Wombats played a set packed with crowd favourites from all 3 of their studio albums. They continued to play guitar riffs after their encore set and went over curfew and had the power cut from their instruments and the mike was taken away but they continued anyway.
The evenings events started off with a set from 4 piece alt rock/indie pop band BLOXX from Uxbridge. With being the first act on the crowd was of course smaller, but for those that came down early they were greeted to the bands almost melancholy vocals with upbeat indie pop melodies.
Fellow Liverpool band The Night Café filled the second support slot of the night and it was clear they had a fair few fans in the crowd as the atmosphere in the room elevated as they got stuck into their set. Playing fan favourites ‘Addicted’, ‘Mixed Signals’ and ‘You change with the seasons’ got the crowd buzzed ready for the main act.
Photos by Getintothis’ Gary Coughlan