Warpaint, the undisputed queens of LA's West Coast scene, are back with a new swagger in their stride
BY DEE IVA
Moody, insouciant and hypnotic, the second album from Warpaint, LA's finest indie girl group, is quite a departure from their debut offering The Fool. Tracks such as Intro and Love Is To Die harness drum machines, keyboards and a more bass-driven sound reminiscent of the Cure in their Eighties heyday, while echoes of the Slits are also present on death disco anthem Disco/Very. Still hard to pigeonhole, the floaty ethereal nature of filmmaker Chris Cunningham's artwork keeps their mystery intact but also manages to tease them ever so slightly into the light.
Warpaint is released on Rough Trade records.