LA foursome Warpaint on UK tour

LA foursome Warpaint on UK tour

Woozy melodies and slowed-down guitars merchants support debut LP The Fool

This all-girl, LA foursome release debut LP The Fool this fortnight. Think breathy Mazzy Star vocals, swaying, woozy melodies and slowed-down guitars. They were on tour in Dallas with The xx when singer/ guitarist Theresa Wayman (pictured, far right) stopped to chat over an iced Americano…

How’s the tour going?
Good. Our job is exciting. We get on really well. We didn’t always – it was shaky at first. There were issues sometimes; we’d get grouchy. But we learned fast that none of this works if we’re assholes to each other.

It’s been a busy year since you put out your ‘Exquisite Corpse’ EP last year. What were the highlights?
Definitely being asked by The xx to tour. We had something else lined up, but we cancelled it. Tonight’s our last date with them, so that’s kind of sad. We’d really love it if Jamie [Smith, producer of The xx] remixed us.

What music do you listen to on the tourbus?
Right now I’m digging back into the beginnings of electronic stuff, super early stuff from Germany, krautrock and psychedelic stuff. Plus Brian Eno and Talking Heads, Lizzy Mercier Descloux – she’s sort of like a French Patti Smith, but a little more avant-garde – and Aphex Twin.

You and [ex-bandmate] Shannyn Sossamon acted beside James Van Der Beek in Rules of Attraction. Any plans for more acting?
I just did a film called Pete Smalls Is Dead. I’d love to do more. It’s tough having two projects though – that’s why Shannon had to quit the band.

Stereo, Glasgow, Fri 22 Oct.

The Fool is out Mon 25 Oct, on Rough Trade.


Harmonic femme rock four-piece from LA.

Post a comment