Wombo Share Details Of New EP

Wombo announce their new EP Slab will drop on June 9th via Fire Talk. Along with the news the band shares the lead single and title track
Wombo photo by Fallon Frierson

Wombo announce their new EP, Slab, will drop on June 9th via Fire Talk Records. Along with the news, the band shares their lead single and title track paired with a trippy, video that was directed, edited & filmed by all the band members, Sydney Chadwick, Cameron Lowe & Joel Taylor. “Slab” was inspired by a book Chadwick read about disassociation, and came from improvising lyrics in the band’s basement practice space.

Cameron Lowe says: “The lyrics were drawn up as soon as we wrote the song, while staring at the concrete walls in Joel’s basement. The video imagines what would happen if we literally removed the basement wall and instead opened it to a stream of random scenes and ideas like a pharmacy, a replica of Sydney’s house and front porch, the imaginary bedroom, and a journal entry of Sydney’s about a dream she had.”

Following recent support slots for The Breeders, Dehd and Deeper, the Louisville Kentucky based trio, will be touring the UK and Europe for the first time ever this May. Kicking off at London’s MOTH Club on Friday 12 May, the band will also play sets at The Great Escape and Dot to Dot Festival, as well as headline shows across Manchester, Paris, Leeds, Glasgow and more.

Recorded by Nick Roeder in the band’s hometown of Louisville, Wombo’s new EP ‘Slab’ is a loose, instinctual grouping of songs that gradually morph into sonic territory that’s at once familiar to those already indoctrinated with the band’s experimental doses of surrealist escapism; as well as sweeter, stripped-down shapes.

Most of the guitar parts from the EP are scratch takes that fit both the dueling energies and intentional imperfections of the songs, with overlaid vocals recorded on the same day. The result is an of-the-moment snapshot of a band that’s both settling naturally into a sound all their own while still remaining in constant evolution. The trio of Sydney Chadwick, Cameron Lowe and Joel Taylor sound more comfortable than ever, guiding the listener through a cohesive framework of peculiar hymns in a language only they can translate.

Fire Talk Records

1. Slab
2. In Situ
3. Thread
4. Wolfe Ave 40

Womba 2023 Tour Dates

05.12 – London, UK @ Moth Club
05.13 – Brighton UK @ The Great Escape
05.14 – Manchester, UK @ YES (Mood Swings)
05.16 – Newcastle, UK @ Bobik’s
05.17 – Leeds, UK @ Hyde Park Book Club
05.18 – Birmingham, UK @ Dead Wax
05.20 – Bucharest, RO @ Control Club
05.22 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
05.23 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
05.25 – Oxford, UK @ The Jericho Tavern
05.26 – Newport, UK @ Le Pub
05.27 – Bristol, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
05.28 – Nottingham, UK @ Dot to Dot Festival
05.30 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug & Pint
05.31 – Edinburgh, UK @ Hidden Door Festival

Pre-order Slab by Womba HERE


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