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The Wombats – Glitterbug

The menacing marsupials are at it again.

Now well into the electro pop genre, Glitterbug guarantees the same techno beats that previous album, This Modern Glitch provided, but perhaps this needs more time to grow on you. Needless to say, there is a fever pitch that comes with these British brutes and the lyrical skill of lead vocalist Matt Murphy continues to soar: “We crave the fiction when we need the truth.” Falsetto vocals, indie licks and funky beats; they don’t disappoint. Their content often revolves around summer, heartbreak and suburban suffering, which are always crowd pleasers!

Interestingly, the second and third tracks are the singles they have released in the past two months, which endangers the album in having a few too many ‘skip over tracks’ that are pleasant enough, but don’t quite compare with the opening songs. Hopefully, Your Body Is A Weapon ought to put that idea to rest at eight tracks in. The English Summerand Pink Lemonade combine the styles of early Wombats with their most recent influences. To put it plainly, there is nothing offensive, lacklustre or mundane about this album, and if you are a fan, pick it up, and add it to the collection. You will find some gold in this, but perhaps give it a few plays and let their cheeky charm win you over once more. Bravo, boys.

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