At first, The Wombats were a joke they didn’t want anyone to find funny.
“For our first gig we wore jesters’ hats with sunglasses,” says guitarist/singer Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy.
“They had bells on the end,” adds drummer/singer Dan Haggis.
Murph: “In the middle of the songs we’d break into uncontrollable screaming. The idea was not to be funny.”
Dan: “If people laughed we’d be like ‘ah we dogged it’. We wanted it to die on its feet. Literally people would just stand there and there’d be this awful silence. You know like in...