Artist: The Wombats
Album: Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life
The Wombats are UK pop stars who seem to be getting bigger and their new album will only, well, make them much bigger. The songs roll by with smooth production, neat beats and a pearler of a hit where Matthew Murphy sings “I’m unhinged and you’re undone / I’m not getting out of here alive / I brought a lemon to a knife fight,” adding a new take to relationship issues.
Mostly, though, this album is all about massive bangers. Opener Cheetah Tongue is a psych-rock belter that is meant for the stadium while I Only Wear Black has the short-sharp rock wit of The Strokes ,and Dip You In Honey revels in sunny and happy vibes.
Everything just rolls along beautifully, smart pop here, tongue in cheek there and a new spring in The Wombats step. Well, worth a listen, indeed.