The Wombats - "The Wombats" CD EP Review (Kids in America) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Monday, September 10, 2007

The Wombats - "The Wombats" CD EP Review (Kids in America)

The Wombats - CD ReviewThe Wombats make their US recording debut next week with a six song EP on the Kids in America label. A couple of these songs have been out as singles in the UK but it is nice to have them compiled on one domestically priced disc.

There are some real stellar cuts on this disc like "Moving to New York", "Backfire at the Disco" and "Kill the Director". There is such a sense of romantic desperation in these first couple cuts that you know will invite audience shout-alongs at the band's concerts. The slower tracks "Little Miss Pipedream" and "Lost in the Post" are fun but they don't have the same sense of urgency/angst that the first three cuts have. The final cut on the disc is a remix of "Kill the Director" by CSS. It is an interesting remix but I think substituting the band's agit-pop guitar work for keyboard bleeps takes away from the song.

All-in-all, this is a great debut CD from a band that will likely hit mega-status (like Arctic Monkeys) here in the US. I can all but guarantee that the band will be playing bigger clubs than Annex their next time through town.

Sophomore CDs are always a curious thing so it is great to see that The Wombats are continuing to turn out some great tracks. The newest single, "Lets Dance to Joy Division" would fit perfectly on this EP. It is also kind of fun to note that the band is selling live downloadable versions of "Kill The Director" from each of their recent shows through their webstore.

The Wombats - NYC Debut @ Annex, 8/15/07
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The Wombats' Website