This debut single from Glasgow’s WOMPS, is a first taste of eleven tracks recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio Studios for their upcoming LP. Mastered by Matthew Barnhart of Chicago Mastering Service and is released on 28 August 2015 via Damnably Records.
What does it sound like?
‘Live A Little Less’ and ‘Dreams On Demand’ lie somewhere between the power grunge of Nirvana and smoother pop elements of Teenage Fanclub, the songs combine raw garage punk with clever dynamics and classic songwriting hooks. Selected from eleven tracks laid down at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studios in December 2014 when WOMPS went in to record their debut LP. Albini’s legendary and vital sounding ‘live’ drum and guitar sound is apparent and remains faithful to their immense onstage presence. The songs were mastered by Matthew Barnhart (Bedhead, Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina, SuperChunk, Bob Mould) at Chicago Mastering Service.
Who are WOMPS?
WOMPS are formed from the ashes of Algernon Doll, featuring Ewan Grant (guitars/vocals), Owen Wicksted (drums) and assorted friends on bass. Drawing on influences from Sleater-Kinney, The Wipers and Cloud Nothings, the band have been picking up support from the likes of NME Online, The Skinny, Clash Magazine, Impose Magazine, Artrocker, Rock Sound, The Herald and BBC Radio 1, as well as building a healthy live audience while touring the UK, USA & Canada. They recently played Radio 1’s Big Weekend in 2014, CMW, XpoNorth, Long Division Festivals and have shared stages with Speedy Ortiz, Cloud Nothings, FIDLAR, Metz, PAWS and Honeyblood. The band will be on tour nationwide to support the release of their debut single. File under: Punk, Steve Albini, Rock, Nirvana, Teenage Fanclub.
Check them out! 19 Sep 2015 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh (supporting PINS)