The Wombats - 'Glitterbug'

The Wombats - 'Glitterbug'

Since 2007, The Wombats have fulfilled a basic human, but peculiarly British, need for melodic, irreverent indie pop that doesn’t take itself too seriously. They’ve always hinted at an inner turmoil beneath their external sanguinity, but the...

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Album Review: The Wombats - 'Proudly Present This Modern Glitch'

The Wombats - 'Proudly Present This Modern Glitch'

While out promoting some latter-day U2 album or other, Bono once proclaimed (likely with a straight face) that, “We’re reapplying for the position of best band in the world”. Limitation-aware young scamps that they are, The Wombats ’...

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Live Review: The Wombats

Live Review: The Wombats

Where there is pop to be played, the Scousers are here – but not where there are risks to be taken It’s nearly unimaginable that three-and-a-half years have passed since The Wombats released their debut. What would seem an age for most...

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The Wombats, Golden Silvers, Two Door Cinema Club, Les Corps Mince De Francoise

The Wombats, Golden Silvers, Two Door Cinema...

The modern-day usage of the word ‘wacky’ has been rendered impotent. Even if something is deserving of the description, it’s automatically stripped of all credibility and drowned in irony as soon as its ‘wackiness’ is brought into play;...

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The Wombats

The Wombats

Unsurprisingly, The Wombats have failed in the eternal competition to write a punk rock festive song as good as Fairytale Of New York. Not least because Christmas chez Wombats sounds just like every other ADHD guitar belch they’ve expelled but...

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The Wombats

The Wombats

It bloody would backfire on you if you played this at the disco an’ all [Not been to many indie discos recently then, Cashmore? – Ed]. ‘Backfire At The Disco’ is a tale of a date gone horribly wrong, something of which I’m sure the...

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The Wombats

The Wombats

Most GPs would recommend a spot of exercise and perhaps a couple of Valium, but on ‘Moving To New York’ The Wombats have concluded that the ideal cure for insomnia is to move to the Big Apple. Yes, you recall, Frank Sinatra’s “city that...

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The Wombats: A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation

The Wombats: A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation

What a very… serious musical age we live in today. Back in the day, The Beatles used to get away with structuring choruses no more complicated than repeating the word “yeah” over and over, or extolling the virtues of grasping a girl’s hand...

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The Wombats

The Wombats

The kangaroo attacks by holding its opponent with its short arms and disembowelling them using its powerful hind legs and viciously sharp toe nails. The giant panda will maul and eat anyone endangering its young. Starving dolphins in the North Sea...

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The Wombats

The Wombats

“This is no Bridget Jones”, spits Wombat-in-chief Matthew Murphy on ‘Kill The Director’ and he’s absolutely right: his band’s new single isn’t a steaming pile of horse shit – rather, it’s another step forward in their quest to...

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