Friday, 30 April 2010


you will either love or hate this.

I, however, like it. There are just so many things to like about this video: Emily on guitar wincing when she plucks the third chord in the intro and realises two strings are just barely out of tune. B-I-L-L-I-E - H-O-L-I-D-A-Y spelled out constantly, like a mantra (it was about time a band wrote that lyric, wasn't it?). The idea that singing in the rain can go from joyous Gene Kelly to this melancholy ode to fidelity. The sound of wet wheels rolling over slick streets in the background each time a car drives by. And of course, their vocal harmonies. Yes, New Things To Like will continue to revel in vocal performances for now and forever more.

WarPaint are, according to their MySpace and Facebook pages, coming to Brighton's Great Escape in two weeks. They are nowhere to be found on the festival website's gig listings though, but please let's believe their hype: these four girls seem as though they'd be a joy to watch in an intimate live setting. If you like what you hear, part with your email address on their site below and grab a free download of their new song "Elephants".

WarPaint are:
Emily Kokal (vocals, guitar, grey hoodie)
Theresa Wayman (vocals, guitar, black hoodie)
Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, vocals, pretty glasses)
Stella Mozgawa (drums, keys, possibly filming/not pictured)

image courtesy of sonymusic

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