"These songs snarl and bark, thrashing about in pools of distortion like animals stranded on their backs..." -
Consequence of Sound

"...the kind of songs that play as well in a basement club as they do a car stereo..." - The Skinny

"...making pummeling pop that hits as hard as it hooks. - Brooklyn Vegan

Glasgow-based new wave duo, WOMPS, specialise in making hard hitting, angsty-pop songs. Having been reincarnated from the burning ashes of Algernon Doll, the pair have gone on to produced a raw and exhilarating, raucous debut record, Our Fertile Forever, out now via Displaced Records.  

Our Fertile Forever is a collection of songs recorded throughout 2015 at Electrical Audio in Chicago by the legendary Steve Albini. The concept for the album was borne out of the desire to record all the tracks live without having to add layers. Going very much against the grain is what WOMPS do best, and the most radical thing you can do these days is to take a step back from multi-tracking and polishing every note. The result is a record that encapsulates the bands ability to turn scuzzy, imperfect post-punk into glorious, sunshine filled indie pop songs.

The notion of forever is terrifying for WOMPS, and the fertility in the album title references the art they create to distract themselves from the inevitability of their lifespan and the meaningless nature of their existence.

Comprised of Ewan Grant (guitars, vocals) and Owen Wicksted (drums), the duo have have made an immediate impact in the short time they have been performing as WOMPS having played SXSW as well as picking up support fro the likes of Consequence of Sound, The Skinny, Brooklyn Vegan and PopMatters.

Our Fertile Forever is out now via Displaced Records.

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