Their hard-hitting, fun-loving lyrics take you from fits of giggles (“Watering plastic plants in the hope that they’ll grow”) to holding back tears (“It’s hard to keep your chin up when your guts are on the floor”) sometimes within the same verse. Still managing to put the pleasure and the pain of the human consciousness into palatable songform for us mere humans, The Wombats continue to ask life’s most paramount questions: “is there really such a thing as too much fun, and ice cream in the sun?”
Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life is out Feb 9 via Warner.
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