Luke James
Luke James

CLUNK Magazines chief album review guy and a lover of cats!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Label: AWAL

The Wombats seem to have been going longer than some newer bands have been alive. ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’ marks their fifth full studio album and sees them show no sign of slowing down.

Packed with the usual mix of anthems, dancefloor fillers and modern pop indie loveliness, ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’ starts things off in surefooted style. ‘Flip Me Upside Down’ pumps along with a frenetic bounce that’s sure to light up mosh pits and dance floors alike.

It doesn’t take long for The Wombats to unleash their anthems with ‘This Car Drives All By Itself’ and ‘If You Ever Leave’, ‘I’m Coming With You’. Each track seems so familiar such is the songwriting of The Wombats with the ability to create a sound that is so unmistakably them.

‘People Don’t Change People, Time Does’ has a touch of the Fleetwood Mac about it with a slightly hazy feel to the acoustic guitar that sits comfortably underneath the electric guitar sliding over the top of it.

Although The Wombats’ sound is familiar, each record still somehow sounds fresh. Still with that youthful energy about it and lyrics that seem to both at times be obscure and entirely relatable like in ‘Everything I Love Is Going To Die’ (“sometimes I go to mars in my head, sometimes I don’t leave town”).

The Wombats seem to speak to any generation that wants to pick up on the message they’re sending out. Considering their debut album was released fifteen years ago, The Wombats are showing no signs of aging and ‘Fix Yourself, Not The World’ is the sound of a band in their absolute element.