WOMPS show that the 2 minute punk song is one of the fuzziest and brightest noises to come out of Glasgow in 2015. Ben John finds out more...
WOMPS are a Glaswegian trio comprising of Ewan Grant (guitar/vocals) and Owen Wicksted (drums) along with ‘assorted friends’ on bass. They have a penchant for poppy melodies wrapped in fuzzy, rough garage sound and have one of the best band names around. Ritalin, one of WOMPS' most prominent tracks was released 3 months ago, is a short and punchy track filled with crackling vocals and drums that have an almost jungle feeling to them. In barely 2 minutes they manage to cram in a couple of verses, choruses and a guitar solo that’s vaguely reminiscent of The Smiths. For a demo, the production is more than adequate. Every part can be clearly heard and sits in the mix well.
WOMPS are set to release a couple of new tracks soon called Live a Little Less and Dreams on Demand. The first thing about the new (longer) releases is the notable rise in production value. There’s more snap to the drums and clarity to the guitar, and the vocals sound more fuzz and less smudge.