One of the many bands I will be looking forward to seeing live at The Electric Picnic in a couple of weeks are L.A girl group War Paint. Emily Kokal (vocals, guitar), Theresa Wayman (guitar, vocals), Jenny Lee Lindberg (bass, vocals), and Stella Mozgawa (drums, keyboards) released their first album called 'The Fool' last October on the Rough Trade label. A previous EP called Exquisite Corpse was self released by the band in 2008 and got to a number 1 slot on the Amoeba Records local artists chart. This song 'Billie Holiday' was featured on the EP, performed here live last year in the U.S.
Their haunting vocals flow beautifully over intricate guitar lines, creating a mesmerising sound bordering between psychedelia and post-rock.
The Cocteau Twins, and Siouxsie and the Banshees have been mentioned as notable influences to War Paint .Some of their songs would also sit comfortably with anything we have heard so far from the equally brilliant Bobby for instance.
This is one of the standout songs called 'Bees' from the new album performed here at the John Peel stage at Glastonbury earlier this summer.
Currently on tour in the U.K and Ireland, here are the venues and dates;
08/23/11 Edinburgh Queen’s Hall United Kingdom
08/24/11 Belfast Spring and Airbrake Ireland
08/25/11 Galway Roisin Dubh Ireland
08/26/11 Leeds Festival United Kingdom
08/28/11 Reading Festival United Kingdom
09/02/11 Co Laois Electric Picnic Ireland