Thanks for the advice, I have had a lot more success with saturation than compression, I get the feeling I don't necessarily need compression, most of the stuff I do is either sample or synth based.
No problem this is what I'm working on at the moment http://noble.bandcamp.com/track/lonely its the drums, they don't really sit right with me.
Well - the first thing is that the drums have significantly different sonic qualities. The kick has a very polished and present treble range - lots of nice hard click coming through (nice kick by the way).
The snare on the other hand is very dark - has a really heavy low mid thing going on. The cymbals are also pretty dark - and significantly further back in the mix than either the kick or the snare.
The kick has a hard transient, the snare has a soft transient.
And they are all living in different spaces.
Try this - first, eq down some of the top end of the kick, and use a subtle amount of compression to take out some of the snap - in other words, play up that low-fi vibe the snare and cymbals have.
Brighten up the snare and cymbals, and use some kind of transient enhancer on the snare to harden up the initial impact if you can.
Also - feed a very little bit of the kick drum into the snare plate, and same for the cymbals.