Skip to main content

Live Review: The Wombats at The Empire, Coventry (10/3/18)


I think it's safe to say that The Wombats are one of my favourite bands around at the moment, whilst I wasn't totally in love with their latest album "Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life" I still maintain that they make some of the best indie pop out there. That's why I had to see them live again. I saw them on the Glitterbug tour in 2015 and they were truly brilliant, but I was stood at the back and my view was obscured and I was outside of the lively part of the crowd so it's never quite the same.


I'd recommend going to The Empire in Coventry if you're in that area and interested in a gig then I'd definitely get yourself down there, lovely big room with enough space to mosh pit to your hearts content. I only caught the latter half of the support act, The Night Cafe, set and they were decent, nothing special but nothing particularly outstanding either though.

The stage design was nothing special either, but when The Wombats did come on stage it was special. They opened with the wonderfully catchy new single "Cheetah Tongue" and from then on it was just one big sweaty mess only stopping for songs like "Jump Into The Fog" and "I Don't Know Why I Like You But I Do". But huge indie classics like "Moving To New York" and "Let's Dance To Joy Division" warranted crazed responses from the crowd. It wasn't for the faint hearted, which is funny because it isn't the loudest or the craziest music, but the crowd loved it, The Wombats loved it and I loved it!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

TOP 50 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2017!

50. LCD Soundsystem - American Dream  LCD Soundsystem returned this year after a long time being split up, and it was the year of reunions with everyone seeming to put their differences aside and rake in their money with a big tour. However, LCD produced one of the stand out albums of the year, a side step from their previous projects and produced more anthemic songs. There's some real stand out tracks of the year on this album, it's just a shame about that Microsoft Paint cover.
49.The Mothers Earth Experiment - The Mothers Earth Experiment
I'm not the biggest fan of Prog Rock, but then again maybe I'm just not listening to the right stuff. However, TMEE fall into this genre and they've released one of my albums of the year. Whilst chatting to them about it as part of my 'Introducing...' series it was extremely interesting to hear about the making of the album, it's big influences and that strangely wonderful album cover. A must listen for Prog Rock fan…

Introducing... NAMES

NAMES are a band hailing from Wales, a music scene that appears to be bursting at the seams at the moment with phenomenal acts such as Boy Azooga, Estrons & We're No Heroes it's easy to see why a lot of labels are focusing their attention on that area. NAMES are different though, more sincere and genuine than a lot of musical acts out there with a voice to die for and the melodies to match. Their single "Limb By Limb" is an absolute cracker and I recommend checking it out immediately.

Question. Why did you call yourselves NAMES?
Ioan Hazell:
We always felt that Names had a refreshing sense of anonymity (it was also what we had written as the title of the list of potential band names.
Joey Robbins: The fact that it's such an unusual name, and the kind of mysterious vibe it carries appealed to us.

Q. Was there ever the thought process that it was never going to get you to the top of a google search?
IH:
Yeah, thats an unfortunate truth of it, it forces people to le…

Introducing... The Covasettes

The Covasettes first came to my attention a while back, their indie-tune 'This Feeling' grabbed me immediately and from that first listen I knew this band were something special. Coming from the land of music royalty, Manchester, it's in their DNA to build on the foundations of an already fantastic musical heritage. They've just released the latest banger to add to their discography 'Top Drawer' which is a clear sign that The Covasettes have found their sound and now they're hellbent on perfecting it! I was lucky enough to chat with lead singer, Chris Buxton, regarding their uprising, their Manchester roots and what is the ultimate plan for the band...

Question. Where did the name The Covasettes come from?
The Covasettes:
There are a fair few stories floating around as to how our name came to be, so we think we’ll leave it to the people to decide which story they believe, but we can safely say, that it came from the heart.

Q. What made you want to get into mus…