WOMPS have shared their new single “Darling” via Stereogum. The new track is the band’s first since last year, when they released their debut LP Our Fertile Forever, which was recorded by Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studio in Chicago. Our Fertile Forever is out now via Displaced Records and globally distributed by The Orchard.
On “Darling,” 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. 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. 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 and picking up press from Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, Fred Perry, The Guardian, KEXP and many more. 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.