Warpaint: Warpaint

WarpaintPhotograph courtesy of Warpaint Instagram Words by Elizabeth Pollard

Californian four-piece, Warpaint, are hardly new comers to the indie-rock scene, but until their recent hit ‘Love Is To Die’, they were still pipped as up-and-coming since 2011 in the UK.

On Valentines Day in 2004, childhood friends Theresa Wayman, Emily Kokal and sisters Shannyn Sossamon and Jenny Lee Lindberg became Warpaint. Since then, they have been picked up by Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante who mixed and mastered their self titled second album.

Whilst their catchy psychedelic riffs attracts a certain attention on the radio, when actually sitting down to listen to the album, nothing really grabs me. Despite a lack of excitement, it’s very hard to criticise their sound. Soft, pleasing and very safe music; it’s the perfect compliment to a Sunday morning reading a magazine and drinking coffee or the 1pm slot at a festival (and of course they look fantastic so what more could you want from a twenty-something girl band?).

Overall, a band I will definitely keep following, but I’m not sure I would be as bold to accept the comparison that some are making to classic contemporaries Portishead and Massive Attack.


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