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July 2019
Banger

The Wombats - Lemon to a Knife Fight

The Wombats have a near insane number of bangers.
The Wombats - Lemon to a Knife Fight
Published: 1:27 pm, November 20, 2017
The Wombats have a near insane number of bangers.

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Arguments always happen differently in your head, don’t they? When you know there’s going to be a confrontation, you get your argument all planned out. You have a number of well-researched points, all of which have concrete supporting evidence. You’re going to remain calm, and you are going to avoid saying things like ‘I just think it’s funny how…’ Then, when it all kicks off, you realise you are woefully outgunned. You’ve been incinerated. You’ve brought shame on the entire family. You have, in the words of The Wombats, brought a lemon to a knife fight. They’ve written a song about it and everything.

The Wombats have a near insane number of bangers. There’s ‘Let’s Dance to Joy Division’ and ‘Techno Fan’, ‘Your Body Is A Weapon’, ‘Kill The Director’, ‘Give Me A Try’... you get the idea. ‘Lemon to a Knife Fight’ carries on that grand tradition, with a spiky guitar riff and punchy percussion. Murph, Tord, and Daniel have always had a tendency towards the darkly comic, but ‘Lemon to a Knife Fight’ takes things further. This one’s a little bit David Lynch, all dark, twisting roads and lipstick. It's a lyrical hit and run, the sudden shock of impact and the realisation that you're in deep. But it's also a pogoing, cathartic kind of tune. The type that lets you exorcise your demons in a mosh pit.

Traditionally when life brings you lemons, you're meant to make lemonade. But in this case, with the Wombats bringing the citrus, it might make more sense to grab salt and Tequila instead. Liam Konemann


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