Lovable English indie-rock goofs The Wombats are knee-deep in recordings for a new album.

Speaking to triple j’s Ben & Liam this morning when the station announced this year’s stellar Groovin’ The Moo lineup, singer and guitarist Matthew ‘Murph’ Murphy said:

“I’ve been working out here in L.A. on new stuff and gonna go see Dan (Haggis) and Tord (Øverland Knudsen) in two weeks in Oslo to work on even more stuff.”

While it’s not likely that we’ll have a follow-up to 2015’s ARIA #1 album Glitterbug before the trio’s local tour with Groovin’ The Moo through April and May, we should have a single at least.

“There’s lots of songs in the works and there’s going to be more once we get to Oslo,” Murph said. “[…] It’ll be the back-end of the summer – if not the album then a single..”

Prior to Glitterbug, which topped the UK Alt chart in April 2015, it had been a long time between drinks for the trio, four years in fact. 2011’s The Modern Glitch hit #2 in Australia, #3 in their native UK and is certified Gold in both territories.

“We’re making an effort to not take as long as we have done between previous albums so this one’s going to be out quicker than you would think,” said Murph.  

Regardless of when we get a new full-length, their last opus is a hard act to follow. Glitterbug chronicled Murph’s long-distance relationship with a girl from L.A – and not that we actually give a crap about this stuff – but Murph did say he’s working on the ‘”new stuff” in L.A…