Friday, March 25, 2011

Warpaint's Stars

Just got around to hearing it. Pretty excellent, but I have a serious weakness for haughty, artsy, Siouxsie/Cocteau stuff. Your own mileage may vary, but check it out if you haven't already:

It'll be interesting to see whether these guys blow up. They're playing big festivals this year; if they can bring it live, and if they have a ton of good songs including something with a bit more crossover/pop potential, we'll all know it by the end of 2011.

It feels to me like a bit of demand for a slightly darker and rawer pop-music, something a little less euro-disco-ish has built up of late. Florence Welch has benefited from this in my view, but it seems to me that there are other slots open for somebody to step into. Rock and Mood out a bit more: The Pierces, Zola Jesus, Warpaint, Glasser....for you, opportunity knocks.

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