Wednesday, 8 June 2011
The Wombats - Techno Fan
I still can't quite believe I'm about to say this, but I've finally found a Wombats song I really like.
Techno Fan is the fourth single from the band's This Modern Glitch album, and if any song captures that sense of the little wonders in everyday life which the record seeks to pin down, then it's this one. And on a more basic level, it's by far the best track the band have released to date.
From the Pet Shop Boys-esque synth intro to the gloriously quaint and oh so catchy 'ba ba ba' backing vocals in the verses, this is the Wombats at their most 'pop', but also at their most mature. What Techno Fan represents is the band finally taking themselves serious and growing into the shoes they always seemed too small or too silly to occupy.
This time, the band's sound feels genuinely befitting the scale of a track like this, unlike the vast unwieldy nature of the dreary Anti-D.
Previous single Jump Into The Fog showed a glimmer of the potential The Wombats have always been capable of, and now, at long last, they've reached that summit.
Techno Fan is released on the 19th June.