Warpaint are the most creative band for a generation. Drawing on psychedelic influences and elements of art rock the band have quickly established a cult following and continue to push themselves to produce ever more exciting music.
Band members include guitarists Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman who also share vocals, Jenny Lee Lindburg on bass and providing backing vocals plus drummer Stella Mozgawa who joined the band in 2009 just prior to their signing to Rough Trade.
The Los Angeles band first began on Valentine’s Day 2004 and initially saw childhood friends Kokal and Wayman play with Lindberg and her actress sister Shannyn Sossamon playing drums. The band began work on their first EP in 2007 and featured the talents of Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarists Josh Klinghoffer on drums and mastered by John Frusciante. The six track record Exquisite Corpse was initially self-released by the band in 2008 and quickly shot to #1 in the local Amoeba Records chart. The EP was given an international release by label Manimal Records and made them the new favourite band of critics around the world.
The band signed to Rough Trade and released their debut album The Fool in 2010. Haunting and beguiling, the album is considered a sister record to the previous EP and initial limited editions of the album did also include a copy of Exquisite Corpse. The album saw the band launch into the consciousness of a wider audience and were nominated in the BBC’s poll for the Sound Of 2011.
Ever experimental, their self-titled second album Warpaint saw the band take a new approach to song writing by allowing the music to come naturally through jamming sessions. The 2014 record also began to draw from their wider music interests, such as R&B and hip hop, and saw the inclusion of new sounds from drum machines and synths.
The band’s latest release was the double A-side single No Way Out/I’ll Start Believing.
Your Warpaint tickets are now on sale.
See them play a stunning headline performance at Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth this June.
Concert tickets may sell out so always book early to avoid disappointment.
Warpaint will also be amongst the amazing array of support artists for Massive Attack when they take over Hyde Park in London this July. Other acts include Young Fathers, Patti Smith & Her Band, TV ON The Radio and Ghostpoet.
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