While The Wombats have been a big deal in the UK and the rest of Europe for about a decade now, they’ve been slightly behind that pace here in America. They’ve had a couple of notable things happen with their music – especially with “The Modern Glitch” – but the band’s not quite as popular here as they are in other places. Hopefully with their new album, “Glitterbug” that changes.
“Glitterbug” is the best example of what The Wombats are capable of. There’s not a dull moment on this album and frontman Matthew Murphy is the biggest reason behind that. As a songwriter and a frontman his work is as addictive as it gets. The three singles that have been released from the record – “Your Body is a Weapon”, “Greek Tragedy” and “Give Me a Try” – are all great, but the album tracks from the “Glitterbug” are the real reasons to listen. The album tracks are all fun and if you’re like me, you’ll listen to those far more than the singles.
The Wombats are a tremendous band. It’s likely that they’ll still be underrated outside of their native country after this album, but that doesn't mean they should be. If you’re looking for cool indie/alternative acts running right now, you can’t go wrong with The Wombats.