Womps have shared their new single “Darling.” The track comes from their recently released debut LP, Our Fertile Forever, recorded by Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago. Nihilism and jaded optimism converge as Ewan Grant (guitar, vocals) and Owen Wicksted (drums, bass, synths) meet resulting in angst driven, melodic hook-heavy pop songs with garage sensibilities.
The band will also be playing a number of South By Southwest shows this week. Dates are listed below.
03/14 Austin, TX @ Spiderhouse (Onward Indian Showcase; 6:45PM; 2908 Fruth St.; w/ Meatbodies, The Nude Party & more)
03/16 Austin, TX @ Mount Moon (1PM; 5237 Meadow Creek Dr.)
03/16 Austin, TX @ Hard Luck Lounge (Rock Or Die Day Party IV; 5:20PM; w/ Pink Mexico, Fruit & Flowers & more)
03/17 Austin, TX @ Sidebar (The Midgetmen’s Jumpstart 10; 12PM; w/ Hockey Dad, Colleen Green, The Midgetmen & more)
03/17 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (The Glasgow Buckaroo Ball Showcase; 11PM; W/ Happy Meals, Spinning Coin & more)
03/19 Austin, TX Spiderhouse (Smear Magazine + KVRK 91.7 Present Tacoland; 3:15PM; 2908 Fruth St.; w/ IAN SWEET, Fruit & Flowers & more)
Children of the ’90s, inspired by the ’80s Glasgow scene, Scottish post-punk/new wave duo WOMPS are carving out a place of their own with their debut LP, Our Fertile Forever. The past year has seen the band playing worldwide showcases at SXSW, CMJ, T in the Park, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and London Calling. The band take influence from Scottish working class culture, the aftermath of the Thatcher reign and the disappointment of a failed independence referendum and the personal loves and losses entangled within.
Our Fertile Forever Track Listing:
03. Live a Little Less
05. Cancer of the Bone
06. Dreams on Demand
08. How Are You?
09. Another Cell
10. Gift From God