name: luisa gender: female height: 1,65m / 5′5 where I live: germany time / date: 05:11 p.m., 25.07.15 average amount of sleep: ~9h most recently watched and enjoyed movie: capote (is the last movie i remember watching) favourite band(s): the wombats, the 1975, arctic monkey,… favourite album: a guide to love loss & desperation (the wombats) one thing that ticks me off: so many things favourite drink: water meaning of my URL: vangch = van Gogh; it wasn’t already take and here we are most used phrases: nah, eeehh, i don’t know favourite movie soundtrack: i don’t know. time you finished typing this: 05:17 p.m. (i watched a video in between)
The Wombats’ debut album’s tracklist shines true to its title of A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation. With a song titles of Backfire at the Disco and Here Comes the Anxiety, how could it not?
The album’s opening track, “Tales of Girls, Boys and Marsupials,” show cases harmonies and upbeat handclaps that could only be attained from a group that met through a performing arts school. The song’s fun, uncaring energy foreshadows the rest of the album impeccably.
“Moving to New York,” was definitely one of the highlights of the album. It contains dumb, honest, and adolescent sounding lyrics that make you yourself feel real and justified, even if it is an upbeat, indie, dance-party song.
Their breathless sound, thanks to drummer, Dan Haggis, is carried throughout every song, including another highlight, “Here Comes the Anxiety.“ The track starts out ominously, “I’d say that this is darkest song I ever wrote,” but is soon brought back to the band’s signature sound of fast drums, shouty vocals, and young, honest lyrics.
Of course, their sound can get repetitive and occasionally, a little annoying, but their lines are forever uncontroversial, relatable, and funny.
Overall, the album holds unique lyrics and a distinguishable sound, despite the band inevitably being part of the indistinguishable group of british, dance-y, shout-y, indie/alternative artists.
1: What are your 5 favorite songs at this moment?
This is rly hard um okay: The wolves - Bon Iver, Sixteen - Bombay bicycle club, Going inside - John frusciante, Quixoticelixer - Rhcp aaaand Normal person - Arcade fire
2: What was the first song you ever downloaded on your Ipod?
I think the first song would probably be something by Blink-182 or Green day lmao
3: If you could see any band in concert who would you see?
The chili peppers again also the strokes and also chili peppers x 100
4: What song/band/album always brings memories back for you?
The song would be Home by Edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros, a band probably Paramore (back to the emo days) and an Album would be a guide to love loss and desperation by the wombats (year 8 feels)
5: What is the saddest song you know?
No distance left to run by Blur really gets me also Wash by bon iver makes me cry every time