Glasgow-based duo WOMPS are premiering a new track today that shies away from the style of last year’s full-length debut Our Fertile Forever. “Darling” invites a healthy dose of synths into the band’s repertoire, channeling a conscious effort to expand their sound beyond their previous pop-punk label. Taking cues from the likes of the Cure, “Darling” has serious ’80s ballad feels, lovelorn lyrics and all, and it piques our curiosity about how WOMPS will continue to play around with genres in their music to come. Check out the new track below.
WOMPS have a bunch of gigs in Austin around SXSW:
03/14 Austin, TX @ Spiderhouse (Onward Indian Showcase; 6:45PM; 2908 Fruth St.; w/ Meatbodies, The Nude Party & more)
03/16 Austin, TX @ Mount Moon (1PM; 5237 Meadow Creek Dr.)
03/16 Austin, TX @ Hard Luck Lounge (Rock Or Die Day Party IV; 5:20PM; w/ Pink Mexico, Fruit & Flowers & more)
03/17 Austin, TX @ Sidebar (The Midgetmen’s Jumpstart 10; 12PM; w/ Hockey Dad, Colleen Green, The Midgetmen & more)
03/17 Austin, TX @ Mohawk (The Glasgow Buckaroo Ball Showcase; 11PM; W/ Happy Meals, Spinning Coin & more)
03/19 Austin, TX Spiderhouse (Smear Magazine + KVRK 91.7 Present Tacoland; 3:15PM; 2908 Fruth St.; w/ IAN SWEET, Fruit & Flowers & more)