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The Wombats: Glitterbug | LSRadio - Liverpool Student Radio
8 years on from A Guide To Love, Loss And Desperation, The Wombats return to their indie-disco swing with the sparkling creativity of Glitterbug. This album confines itself to no modern cliches as the Liverpudlian three-piece enchant us with the familiar kookiness and rhythm that made us fall in love with this band in the first place. Inspired by frontman Matt Murphy's relationship strains, Glitterbug documents the turmoil of love in The Wombat's familiar vague narrative, accompanied with the madness of metaphor. Brightness gleams from the opening track 'Emoticons' with its disco-esque intro, whilst its lyrics cause dispute as opening line 'It's tough to stay objective, baby/With your tongue abseiling down my neck' reflect the band's transition and maturity after their four year break. However, 'This Is Not A Party', 'Pink Lemonade' and 'Give Me A Try' resemble the familiar indie-disco angst that The Wombats made their debut with. The comeback single 'Greek Tragedy' bounces the life