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Jun112019

The Wombats frontman announces new solo project featuring members of Soundgarden, Alt-J & Pixies

Credit: Kate BielThe Wombats frontman Matthew "Murph" Murphy has announced a new solo project called Love Fame Tragedy. An EP titled I Don't Want to Play the Victim, but I'm Really Good at It is due out September 13.

For the EP, Murph recruited a number of collaborators, including Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron, Alt-J keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton and Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago.

The debut Love Fame Tragedy single, "My Cheating Heart," is out now via digital outlets. The track features guest vocals from model and singer Maddi Jean Waterhouse.

This fall, Murph will play a number of Love Fame Tragedy shows in the U.S., starting September 17 in San Francisco. He'll also be making stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York City.

Meanwhile, The Wombats are currently touring Europe in continued support of their latest album, 2018's Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. They'll be making a pit stop in the U.S. later this summer to open for The Rolling Stones at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on August 1.

Here's the I Don't Want to Play the Victim, but I'm Really Good at It track list:

"My Cheating Heart"
"Backflip"
"Pills"
"Brand New Brain"

And here are the Love Fame Tragedy U.S. tour dates:

9/17 -- San Francisco, CA, Rickshaw Stop
9/19 -- Los Angeles, CA, Moroccan Lounge
9/21 -- Chicago, IL, Subterranean
9/24 -- Washington, DC, Rock & Roll Hotel
9/25 -- Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade
9/26 -- New York, NY, Mercury Lounge

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