Single Review: The Wombats – Anti-D

By on Tuesday, 5th April 2011 at 12:00 pm

When the Wombats broke onto the scene in 2007 singing songs about ‘Dancing to Joy Division’, ‘Moving to New York’ and ‘Backfires at the Disco’, nobody would have guessed that in 2011 they would be singing a delightful ditty about “Anti-D”epressants.

The first single from ‘The Wombats proudly present…This Modern Glitch’, ‘Anti-D’ is a slow builder and as far as slow builders go you would be hard presses to find any slower. This doesn’t detract anything from the song though, the subtle violin over the top mixed with lead singer Matthew Murphy’s infectious vocals are as catchy as any ‘Kill the Director.’

Yes so the song isn’t one which you can imagine being belted out at your local indie night out/’propaganda’ and you can’t see it being voted best dancefloor filler like some its predecessors. No because ‘Anti-D’ is a different kind of beast, one which I can definitely get used to if this is the template for the rest of ‘…This Modern Glitch.’

It’s by far their most grown-up single so far; the lyrics are hard hitting, and while I myself may not be able to relate to it easily, I can imagine that it strikes a chord with the audience they are looking for. That said, festival season is coming…



‘Anti-D’, the new single from the Wombats, will be released on 11 April on Warner Bros. If you want the Wombats to take over your browser, head on over to; ‘the Wombatizer’ will also exclusively be ‘hiding’ the first preview stream of the new album and details to a contest to see the band perform in Barcelona.

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