Live Review: The Wombats, Melbourne 10/06/22

The Wombats. Credit: Matija Smojver
(Image credit: Matija Smojver)

WHERE: John Cain Arena, Naarm/Melbourne VIC
WHEN: Friday June 10th, 2022
REVIEW: Ellie Robinson

It felt weird to watch The Wombats play an indoor venue. Before tonight we’d never seen the British indie-rockers at their own show, but we’ve seen them countless times at festivals like Falls, Field Day, Groovin The Moo, Splendour In The Grass, Yours & Owls, Spilt Milk… Pretty much every one in the country, really. But there’s a reason why they’re so beloved in that unique festival atmosphere: their music is inescapably fun, their energy is infectiously affable, and their lowkey setup means the vibe steals the spotlight, not the spectacle. 

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…