To celebrate 10 years of their album ‘A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation,’ The Wombats have been doing celebratory shows all over the world. Their debut worldwide studio album is an indie-rock album that led to great success and an audience that provides sold out shows all over the world. With a 4th studio album in the works The Wombats have a busy schedule but do not let that have a negative impact on their live performances.
Metro City opened its doors and the fans started rolling into the venue, struggling through the sticky floors on their way to the stage. That, of course, is if they made it through the metal detectors first. Perth locals Verge Collection hit the stage early, and made all that worth it performing feel good tracks like ‘Feel Bad Songs’ and ‘Postcodes’ from their 2016 release ‘Open Plan Living.’
By the time the venue went dark and ‘Tales Of Girls, Boys & Marsupials’ began to play in the background, the venue was packed on all floors and everyone was singing along as The Wombats graced the stage for thousands of fans. The celebration of 10 years since the release of ‘A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation’ had The Wombats playing hits like ‘Kill The Director’ and ‘Backfire At The Disco’ throughout their performance, pleasing their die-hard fans with songs they haven’t played live for several years. The Wombats performed with great energy and a beautiful connection with their crowd, creating the perfect mixture for an excellent show that wowed their fans.
Although frontman Murph got slightly electrocuted by his microphone and had his guitar sound like ‘farts’ in his ears, they pleased their audience with a full show (plus the extra half song they originally had stopped due to the wild electricity). Once they left the stage the crowd demanded more, and they delivered with an encore that had everyone celebrating the irony with ‘Let's Dance to Joy Division’ as the song to close a performance that left fans in amazement.
The Wombats ended the show with everyone's favourite song, and did so in true style. It may have just been their revenge for the electrocution incident, but their stage presence reached new heights during their encore performance. There were microphones getting kicked, speakers getting knocked to the ground, and at the very end, there was even a double microphone drop. The Wombats play an amazing live show that is second to none, performing like true rock stars, connecting with their audience and creating an energy that leaves fans in a state of awe.
Reviewer - Kyle Hodson
Photography - Rachel Jones