Thursday, March 22

The Wombats

Last month The Wombats were the first unsigned act ever to headline Liverpool’s Carling Academy.

Yet with screaming teenage girls and their mums filling the venue, at first it felt more like a Girls Aloud show than the pretty damn delicious set of twee-pop and infectious guitars it very much was.

Nonetheless, this Scouse threesome are already gaining Zane-attention, fully loaded with some fine awesome tuneage.

‘Kill the Director’, action packed with Bloc judders and pretty harmonies, is so damn catchy one can’t help but yell out the chorus, ‘If this is a rom-com, kill the director’, referring to the recent Cameron Diaz/Jude Law flick, ‘The Holiday’.

As well as songs about falling in love with prostitutes and some girl from ‘Die Hard’, next single ‘Backfire at the Disco’ is a radio-gracious few minutes of ultra pop genius.

Live-wise, they're playing on that amazing but-only-for-Bristol MTV2 thang with Biffy Clyro, The Twang and Hadouken!
Then they're off for a nice big fat UK tour through March, April and probably May.

What twang? Pigeons who? Shikari where? 2007 will be the year of the Wombat. One can hope.

Check out their Myspace. Now.