There’s a little indie rock trio from Liverpool, England that I’m a bit in love with. Well, I’m in love with lots of rockers from England it seems, but lately I’ve been really digging The Wombats. The band has their new album, Glitterbug, slated to be released in April. All the tracks they’ve been putting on YouTube to amp up fans is doing exactly that.
The first single off Glitterbug is “Greek Tragedy” and ooh, very catchy. It’s evident that the band took more pop influences to heart in the making of this album.
Glitterbug is inspired by the band’s time in LA as they were fascinated by the city’s “mix of opulence and anxiety” – which seems to be very fitting. “Greek Tragedy” starts off simple with a basic, but alluring melody. The song doesn’t stay that way for long as layers of drum rolls and guitar riffs are added to the complexity. The Wombats are still a very guitar driven band, even if they have a bit more of a pop edge this time around.
Seeing as I have a penchant for musicians who like avant-garde music videos, be forewarned that “Greek Tragedy” falls amongst those lines. It’s kind of creepy and a bit weird, not gonna lie. The song is ace though. There’s a fun fact for watchers of the UK version of Skins thrown in. The main video girl is actress April Pearson who played Michelle Richardson on the BBC original.
The Wombats are one of the bands on my concert spree this spring and the release of “Greek Tragedy” has me even more glad I snatched up tickets.
What song are you loving this week?
P.S. – Are you digging the indie pop synth sound? Check out The Little Daylight for a similar vibe!
Until next time,