Scottish post-punks WOMPS share spastic new single “Manners” — listen

Glaswegian duo discover their inner Gang of Four with help from Steve Albini


Photo by Martin D Barker

The new single from WOMPS may be called “Manners”, but this Scottish duo is more apt to smash the table in half than to set the silverware. Coming from that fertile crescent of post-punk known as Glasgow, these guys specialize in sharp, loud guitar riffs that cut straight through whatever the drums haven’t already pulverized. “Manners” is a perfect microcosm of their angsty, hook-heavy sound, which doesn’t shy away from pop elements even as it rubs its nose in the dirt. “I think we were going for an indie Gang of Four thing,” the band notes, to which we can only say, “Mission: Accomplished.”

“Manners” will appear on the band’s forthcoming debut LP, Our Fertile Forever, which was recorded by legendary producer Steve Albini at his Electric Audio studio in Chicago. The album is due out June 10th via Displaced Records and The Orchard. Listen in to “Manners” below.

Our Fertile Forever Artwork:


Our Fertile Forever Tracklist:
01. Plasticine
02. Manners
03. Live a Little Less
04. Ritalin
05. Cancer of the Bone
06. Dreams on Demand
07. Cavity
08. How Are You?
09. Another Cell
10. Gift from God