The Wombats proved that the British invasion was far from over on Wednesday as they won over the mostly young House of Blues crowd with their catchy hits.
Touring to promote their latest album, Glitterbug, The Wombats took the stage as eager fans chanted their name. Every song on the setlist drew astonishing amounts of screams from the crowd, and the dedicated fanbase seemed to know each and every lyric. Playing from both the band’s old and new albums, singer Matthew Murphy dedicated one of the songs to his girlfriend.
The single “Greek Tragedy” from the Glitterbug and “Let’s Dance to Joy Division” from one of their 2007 album A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation seemed to receive the most love from the crowd. The song “1996” was a nostalgic piece, even though it seemed that many of the people in the crowd had only just been born around this time.
The Wombats professed their joy at being back in San Diego, as the last time they had played here was at the Casbah. The crowd shared their joy and, as the night drew to a close, many were already early anticipating the next time The Wombats would return to town.