Fresh from topping the charts with their first UK number one album, Fix Yourself, Not The World, playing their biggest ever global headline tour which included sold-out shows in NYC and Los Angeles, and a slot at Chicago’s Lollapalooza last month, and hitting 1 million subscribers on Spotify, indie legends The Wombats today continue their remarkable return with the announcement of their new EP Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This? – available to pre-order now here. The six track collection will be released on November 18 digitally and on vinyl.

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. Bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen took the files back to his homeland of Norway, producing and mixing much of the EP himself in his home studio.

The announcement comes accompanied by a new single in the form of the eponymous “Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This?,” which you can check out below. Blending The Wombats’ trademark infectious energy with an earworm of a riff, frontman Matthew “Murph” Murphy explains how the single came about: “I remember driving past an extremely rundown hotel and wondering what the hell could be going on in there, and that’s where this song was born. It’s about catching someone in a compromising situation that’s very unusual for their specific character and is far more fitting for your own.”

Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This? Tracklist:

1. I Think My Mind Has Made Its Mind Up

2. Dressed To Kill

3. Demon

4. Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This?

5. Same Old Damage

6. Good Idea At The Time

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