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The Wombats unveil ‘Method To The Madness” (The Jungle Giants Remix), out now via AWAL





Following the announcement of their biggest ever UK headline show to date at The O2, London next year, indie legends The Wombats have teamed up with Brisbane band The Jungle Giants to release a remix of their standout new track ‘Method To The Madness’, out now via AWAL. Released last month, ‘Method To The Madness’ is the Liverpool formed trio’s first offering since their highest charting album to date, 2018’s UK Top 3 Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life

Combining a 4×4 beat, shimmering synths and upbeat house euphoria with singer and guitarist Matthew “Murph” Murphy’s aloof signature vocals, The Jungle Giants have turned the emotionally-charged indie banger into the perfect summer anthem.

“I’ve been a fan of The Wombats for as long as I can remember. Pretty sure I lost my virginity to their first album. There’s a lot of history there so It was an absolute pleasure to remix Method To The Madness,” explains frontman Sam Hales.

With a summer ahead that includes second from top billings at Reading & Leeds Festival main stage and Neighbourhood Weekender, plus their show at The O2 set for 15th April 2022, which will see The Wombats perform a career spanning greatest hits set, this is only the start of what’s to come as fans new and old gear up for the next exciting chapter in this constantly evolving success story from one of Britain’s most adored bands. 


15 years and three top 5 UK albums into their career, The Wombats (made up of Murph, Dan Haggis and Tord Overland Knudsen) are pulling in a bigger audience than ever before. The viral success of Oliver Nelson’s remix of their 2015 hit ‘Greek Tragedy’ on TikTok has enraptured a whole new generation of fans, a feat they’ve managed to continually repeat since their 2007 debut A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation. Used in over 600,000 videos (some of which have over 100 million views), the remix has rocketed to over 30 million streams, propelling the original to 120 million streams and sending it Gold in the US. It’s also helped them amass an extra 2.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify since just January; further illustration, if any were needed, of The Wombats’ ability to remain relevant to new generations of fans through the timeless power of their songwriting alone.

ABOUT THE JUNGLE GIANTS Originally conceptualised as a solo project, The Jungle Giants became a fully-realised band in 2011 when vocalist/guitarist Sam Hales was joined by high school friends Cesira Aitken (lead guitar), Andrew Dooris (bass), and Keelan Bijker (drums). Their 2019 single ‘Heavy Hearted’ recently became certified-platinum, and was officially nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ by Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Previous album, 2017’s Quiet Ferocity, saw the band reach a career-high, producing two certified Australian Platinum singles in  Feel The Way I Do and Used To Be In Love, and two certified Australian Gold singles in Bad Dream and On Your Way Down. All four singles made appearances in the iconic, publicly-voted Australian annual music poll the triple j Hottest 100, as well as ‘Sending Me Ur Loving’ which reached 8th place in the 2020 poll, a huge feat for an independent band. 

The Jungle Giants have announced their forthcoming album Love Signs, out July 23rd via Amplifire Music & The Orchard. Featuring their trademark alternative dance-pop hooks that veer from dissonant to euphoric, the album will be on full display when the band take it on tour internationally next year, including a headline show at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 7th March, 2022.

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Martin Bone - Editor-in-Chief

Martin is a founding member of Patchchord News and is Director & Editor-in-Chief for PCN Magazine / Patchchord News Martin also is a Freelance Photographer and lives in the Scottish Borders Scotland. Martin also specialises in Commercial Photography in Music & Events, Sports and Portrait Photography and Video. Also the Official Photographer for Football Club Maybole Juniors.
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