23 Jan 2014


The self-titled second album by Warpaint hit record stores this week and it's the first notable release I'd been looking forward to this year. Like a downbeat version of Haim or a rock-infused sound of James Blake or Poliça, the four-piece band from LA have described this to be an experimental follow-up to their glorious debut full-length "The Fool". Hypnotic, psychedelic, sensual and sexy are all adjectives that spring to mind, with rhythmic instrumentals, electronic flings and dark energy each playing their part in creating this interesting Warpaint atmosphere. I'm aware of the unenthusiastic critic reviews and the album is like a 50 minute jam, but I'm definitely down with it. Highly expressive and intricately so, I'm enjoying the record very much.

They've been confirmed to perform at Field Day in London later this summer, in a lineup that already includes the likes of SOHN, Sky Ferreira and SBTRKT to name a few, and I'm definitely going having loved the occasion last year. And below is a snippet from Chris Cunningham's documentary film on the band, featuring the brilliant lead single "Love Is To Die".

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