The Wombats’ Murph Swears His Solo Project Isn’t A Ploy To Play More Oz Festivals

Despite the fact that he’s coming over to Australia for the first time with his brand new solo project, Love Fame Tragedy, to play Yours & Owls and Strawberry Fields festivals in October, Matt ‘Murph’ Murphy (who you’d know best as the lead man from The Wombats) promises that the new project isn’t a ploy to get on more Aussie festivals.

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Murph caught up with PEDESTRIAN.TV about the new project, and how he’s very aware that The Wombats were finding themselves on too many Aussie festivals.

“No, no it’s not [a ploy]. I’m aware of–I know we got some negative press when we were over there last,” he said.

“I don’t know, I’m not in control of supply and demand, let’s put it that way.”

So we truly have nobody to blame but ourselves for The Wombats being on every second lineup over here. Supply and demand, baby.

“It’s really funny actually because we got offered some kind of big shows over the new year – shall we say,” Murph continued.

“And we couldn’t…like it was such a huge conversation I was like ‘guys we just fuckin…we just gotta chill out for a bit.’”

Though he promises he’s not trying to gun for residency with the new Love Fame Tragedy project, he hopes we’ll all be OK with him returning to Australia under a new name.

With only a handful of very intimate shows across the UK and US under his belt (and a casual last-minute slot at Reading), he’ll be bringing the Love Fame Tragedy show to Aus for a couple of small gigs in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne in October.

As for the music itself, he’s just dropped his first Love Fame Tragedy EP, ‘I Don’t Want To Play The Victim, But I’m Really Good At It’, today, and Murph has swindled some of his mates from his personal (and probably chockas) Rolodex to play on it – including Mark Stoermer from The Killers, and Alt-J’s Gus Unger-Hamilton among a bunch of others.

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