The Wombats were formed in 2003 and consist of 3 band members Matthew Murphy, Daniel Haggis and Tord Øverland-Knudsen. The three band members met in 2003 at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and soon become friends. They started to have a few sessions together and in 2006 after they formed a strong bond they released their first debut album called Girls, Boys, and Marsupials which was only available in Japan at the time.
The release of their first UK debut album came in 2007 which was called The Wombats Proudly Present: A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation which impressively hit the UK album charts and cemented a firm 11th spot. This was followed by a tour of Europe and a thanks giving party in Liverpool.
The Wombats started as the opening act at the ceremony of the European Capital of Culture 2008 at the Echo Arena. They also went on a full UK tour over the months of April 2008 and May 2008 along with playing dates in Europe and Japan.
The band grew from strength to strength and in June 2008 they performed live at the Glastonbury Festival. In addition to this they also performed at T in the Park in July 2008 opening the Radio 1 Stage set on the Friday of the event. Last but not least The Wombats played the Reading and Leeds Festivals of the same year.
Albums from The Wombats include Girls, Boys and Marsupials released in 2006 in Japan only, The Wombats Go Pop Pop Pop released in 2007 in Japan only and The Wombats Proudly Present: A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation also released in 2007 hitting both the UK and Australian charts.