Album Review: Fix Yourself, Not the World by The Wombats
Very Good, Based on 2 Critics
musicOMH.com - 70 Based on rating 3.5
It seems implausible that Liverpool’s The Wombats have been around for nearly 20 years and are now onto their fifth album. Yet not only have they survived, they’ve gone it alone, and thanks to the vagaries of social media and streaming habits, they’ve flourished. Oliver Nelson‘s remix of their 2015 track Greek Tragedy has found a foothold on Tik Tok, which has bought them to the attention of a whole new generation of fans.
Remarkably, this is The Wombats' 19th year together and possibly their biggest career-wise. The Liverpool band rose to national fame in 2007 with their perky indie hit 'Let's Dance to Joy Division' and have spent years bouncing, bellowing and soul-baring their way to the top ever since. Nearly two decades in, they have managed to do what many bands before them have executed so poorly - perfectly honed in on an eminently catchy version of alternative rock that meets indie-pop.