New Scottish music: WOMPS

FORMERLY Algernon Doll, Glaswegian duo WOMPS are Ewan Grant (guitars/vocals) and Owen Wicksted (drums), with a revolving group of friends playing bass.


Their debut release, Live A Little Less / Dreams on Demand was recorded by legendary producer Steve Albini (Nirvana) and released via Damnably. The record secured support from NME, Clash, Vic Galloway and the BBC networks, in addition to performances at New York’s CMJ, Canadian Music Week, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, XpoNorth and more. The duo embark on a US tour next month, including a showcase at SXSW, with their debut album scheduled for release on a mysterious “big label” in early summer. See WOMPS live this Friday at The Tooth and Claw, Inverness, on Saturday at Glasgow’s BLOC and on 28 February at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s. More information at To see the video for Live A Little go to

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