The Wombats are back on the road and they started their European tour in Paris on February 5, 2019. They played at Le Trabendo, a small, easily crowded and sweaty venue, only fitting approximately 700 people. They didn’t come alone as Circa Waves and Bloxx, two English indie rock bands, opened for them. It’s weird to think that with such an exciting line-up, they didn’t book a bigger venue.
Bloxx started the night with an efficient and dynamic 30 minute set. They were the nice discovery of the night, for sure. Led by a woman vocalist and guitarist Ophelia, with guitarists Taz and Sam, and drummer Moz, they warmed up the crowd, already ready to party, with only one song.
Circa Waves took the stage just after them. Their next album is due for next April and everyone was a bit curious about which songs were going to be played live. They didn’t play any surprises, but all their bangers were on the setlist from ‘Somebody Good’ to ‘Different Creatures’. Their popularity is growing fast in England. They’re set to play in several well-known festivals this summer and hopefully, we will see them back quickly in Paris, with their own headlining show.
Finally, The Wombats hit the stage and everybody was buzzing from excitement. Just as expected, their set was a wild mix of dance, surprises (wombats on stage and balloons), joy and rock’n’roll. The set list was a nice balance between their new album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life and the old ones. Clearly, “Let’s Dance to Joy Division” and “Greek Tragedy” never gets old and it was a nice way to end the night.