There’s only a short list of songs who can immediately make me smile when I’m down. To this list, let me welcome “Let’s Dance to Joy Division” by The Wombats.
It’s too early to say how these Liverpudlians will fare; they’ve only released two albums. One of which, “Girls, Boys and Marsupials” was a Japan-only release, and their debut album, “Guide To Love Loss & Desperation” was only released in October of this year.
That said, I’m holding out high hopes for the gang. This single, “Let’s Dance To Joy Division” hints at a quirkiness that is pulled off with panache, and the irony-laden lines of “Let’s Dance to Joy Division, and celebrate the irony“, displays an ability to not take themselves too seriously… something that is sorely needed in these days of indie rock, considering the morose latter-day Borrell et al products.
Matthew Murphy’s voice certainly borrows from Robert Smith; and on this track, he gives it free reign… take it for what it is: a blistering, cracker of a fun rock song.
And, as an added bonus, here are some mp3’s thrown in for you to enjoy. Look out for these guys in the future.
Listen. Love. Support.
The Wombats – Let’s Dance to Joy Division
The Wombats – Moving to New York