| 5 November 2007|
5 November 2007
| Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales
Electric Lady Studios, New York City, United States
Brick Lane, London, England
RAK Studios, London, England|
Stephen Harris, The Wombats, Jimmy Robertson
This Modern Glitch
Indie rock, Indie pop, Post-punk, New wave
The Wombats albums, Indie rock albums
A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation is the first album to be released in Britain by British indie band The Wombats. It was released on 5 November 2007 on 14th Floor Records. There is also a DVD to accompany the album which includes footage of them at the South by Southwest festival along with music videos from the band's recent singles. The album was recorded at the Rockfield Studios. The album managed to reach #11 in the UK Albums Chart. On the single for "Let's Dance to Joy Division" there is a B-side of "Derail and Crash" and a hidden track of the Fireman Sam theme song played by the band.
The album contains a pregap before track 1, which contains the band attempting to make wine glasses "ring" and extolling the virtues of beaujolais. It ends with them doing a faux advert for beaujolais: "Every day's a beau day when you drink... Beau-Jolais. *clink, slurp* Ahhh... Beau-jolais!"
The album has sold 335,361 copies in the UK as of April 2015.
All lyrics written by Matthew Murphy, except where noted; all music composed by The Wombats, except where noted.Matthew Murphy – vocals, guitar, synthesizers, piano
Dan Haggis – backing vocals, drums, synthesizers, piano, stylophone, harmonica, melodica
Tord Øverland-Knudsen – backing vocals, bass, synthesizers, cello
Llangattock Primary School – kids choir on "Let's Dance to Joy Division"
Ian McNabb - banjo
1Tales of Girls - Boys and Marsupials1:10A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation Wikipedia
2Kill The Director2:42
3Moving To New York3:31