BPREVIEW: Warpaint @ Institute Birmingham, Fri 20th Mar ‘15

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On Friday 20thMarch, Warpaint come to the Birmingham Institute – performing their first date in a five date UK tour. Doors open at 6pm, tickets from £16 (advance). For further gig details & tickets, click here.

N.B. This gig has been rescheduled from its original date of Dec 5th 2014 – previously purchased tickets will apply

Formed in 2004, Warpaint are an Indie rock group based in LA. Now an all female four piece, today’s members of Warpaint include Emily Kokal, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg & Stella Mozgawa.Birmingham-Preview-logo-300x3002

Warpaint are known for their American style indie/psychedelic rock. Their debut EP, Exquisite Corpse, was initially self released in 2008 after being mixed and mastered by John Frusciante. Picked up by LA based record label Manimal Vinyl a year later, Exquisite Corpse received a global release in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim – with the track ’Elephants’ being featured in Andrew Hull’s final film thriller, Siren.

Following the success of Exquisite Corpse, Warpaint signed to Rough Trade Records, with their debut album, The Fool, being released through the London born label in 2010. The Fool received more positive reviews for the LA based garage band, including a 9/10 from the NME, sparking a further tour of Europe and America – including an autumn tour with The XX.

004A-WarpaintAlbumCoverWarpaint’s second, self titled album was released in 2014, and is mainly composed “from the ground” up by the band – with drummer, Stella Mozgawa, further admitting to the NME “we don’t have any concept of what it should sound like. Unless all of us decide that it should sound particularly minimal or electronic. Right now it’s important for us to experiment and write with one another.”

Produced by Flood, widely known for his portfolio of prominent rock acts (Smashing Pumpkins, U2, NIN, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey) Warpaint has been heralded as ‘seriously loaded with ambition and prowess’ and the band’s most accomplished release to date.

NME rated Warpaint with another 9/10, further stating ‘the listener becomes so embroiled with ‘Warpaint’ it’s like being in a relationship with someone who’s emotionally unavailable. Yet you keep coming back, and the album grows more intense every time you hear it.’

Warpaint come to the Birmingham Institute on Friday 20th March, performing their first date in a five date UK tour. Doors open at 6pm, tickets from £16 (advance). For further gig details & tickets, visit http://theinstitutebirmingham.com/listings/upcoming-events/16775/warpaint-2/

For more on Warpaint, visit http://warpaintwarpaint.com/

For further listings from the Birmingham Institute, visit http://theinstitutebirmingham.com/listings

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