Friday, 8 October 2010

Warpaint - Undertow

There’s a beautiful balance at play within Warpaint’s new single ‘Undertow’: the delicacies of the all female vocals set against a tougher, more urgent drum beat creates an inviting intimacy. It’s definitely not hard to see why Warpaint were chosen to do an opening slot for The XX’s forthcoming Autumn tour - like the breathy closeness of The XX, there’s a comparable use of responsive vocals going on, with the vocalists of Warpaint echoing over one another to create something ethereal and powerful. Combined with their use of Tegan and Sara-style angsty riffs, and I’d say you have something close to a winner.

Ros Fraser

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