Warpaint – Girls, girls, girls (and talent)

15-06-2011

I tell you, folks – sometimes life must be hard when you are a good looking girl who wants to be a musician… I mean, look at this band, Warpaint: five four (thx Harkie) lovely girls making easy listening pop/rock music (and they’re from L.A.!). One could be forgiven for not taking them seriously. Unfortunately for the “easy haters”, however, these five four girls actually rock – and it sounds as if they really put their heart into it  !

Warpaint’s musical style is poppy, for sure, but it is clever enough to keep a constant (voluntary) melancholy that makes them stand out from the rest. Their first album, called The Fool was already a lesson in how a catchy song can get stuck in your head and kill your day at the office (“Set your arms down”, “Undertow”). In their live performance, we also have the chance to rediscover songs such as “Baby”, the lovers song… and I’ll be damned – it works! Check out all the pictures after the jump :)

Warpaint – Paris – 05.26.11

POSTED BY Dr Black AT 10:46 - 9 COMMENTS

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9 Responses to “Warpaint – Girls, girls, girls (and talent)”

Harkie15 June, 2011 à 4 h 32 min

You must have been so high when you were taking the pictures ;) – five girls. The band consist of:

Emily Kokal = vocals, guitar
Theresa Wayman = vocals, guitar
Jenny Lee Lindberg = bass, vocals
Stella Mozgawa = drums, keys, vocals

The music is inspiring, gender does not come into this. Just listen and close your eyes, it speaks to me. You are right, they are talented, can’t wait to hear more

Jess16 June, 2011 à 4 h 13 min

If you wanted to praise them for their musical talents, this little blurb should have been written about their music. So much emphasis is placed on the fact that they’re girls in the first half. Who cares? And who’s surprised that they rock despite the fact that they are girls? No one. Aslo, interesting that they were described as poppy. Really?

Ah well…. At least we agree that WARPAINT are an amazing addition to the world of music.

ClueCult16 June, 2011 à 1 h 49 min

@Harkie Sorry about this little mistake (I swear I wasn’t high :) ). I agree, gender should not be a criteria when it’s about music and sincerity. Unfortunately, make the test with some of your friends or random people. It’s easy to be categorized wrongly…

@Jess The point of this small text (obviously it’s not that clear) is to fight against easy haters or cliché (yeah, I’m french and I love this word :) ). As I explained to Harkie, unfortunately a lot of people make easy comments when you’re a girl band. I mean, I used to play in a band with a female singer, and yes, in 21st century we still heard a lot of classical “get naked” and all.
This band is talented and I don’t want people to just stop because they see nice girls or think it’s just another girls band build by labels.
“Poppy” ? I assume ! Warpaint’s music is really accesible, not agressive (and that night’s audience confirmed that) and they got nice melodies. They could even be aired on french radios ! BTW, keep in mind that my nickname is Dr Black ;)

See you (girls)
Dr Black

Harkie18 June, 2011 à 2 h 09 min

Dr Black, I was in two minds to respond or not. I am not a girl, I am an heterosexual male, father of two grown up daughters. You are right that at face value we, the male species, have a one track mind (so boring). But why stop there, why look at any band and then stop thinking. Aah, but you are Fench Dr Black!, you have some explaining to do in the world … hotelmaids etc… ;) I would hope that my kids are taken for what they are and do, less for their looks (but they are pretty… damn why do I even say this …).

Well bands are about music and that comes first, then about the lyrics, performance and for me at least, never about looks. Ugly musicians rise up!

Keep on going Dr Black!

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