Sound — 8
The words Liverpool and Pop are used in the same sentence rather frequently nowadays, as the Liverpool music scene is growing rapidly, with an influx of hip, young indie bands roaming the clubs and bars and generally tearing the city apart with fresh new music for the masses. Well, The Wombats sum up that scene completely. When you listen to the band play, it's like a breath of fresh air. Punky beats guaranteed to get your toes tapping and singalong choruses galore, this is right up anyone's street.
Lyrics — 9
The lyrics on this album are full of witty comments about life as a teenager, which most of us can relate to. Drunken nights in a forest, falling in love on the school bus, and ironic song choices at the local disco. The choruses will stick in your head for weeks, and expect to hear them an awful lot at the batch of festivals next summer. Perfect indie lyrics in almost every way, with singer Murph being backed by his two bandmates to create a layered sound which tantalises.
Overall Impression — 9
Ok, so The Wombats are generically indie, but who cares? They are a complete breath of fresh air, with an arsenal of songs that will be unleashed upon the world soon enough. My favourite songs on the album are Kill The Director (complete with sly Bridget Jones references), Party In A Forest and Let's Dance To Joy Division, although all of the songs on this album can be loved, cherished, and belted out with your mates at the pub on a Saturday night. What more could you want from a debut album?