Saturday, May 14, 2011

Better not to quench your thirst

Warpaint - O2 Oxford Academy - 13th May 2011

Warpaint's debut album The Fool is dreamy, melodic, layered and mellow. Their live show is certainly melodic and layered, but not at all mellow. Listening to the album, it's hard to believe that there's a full blown rock band in there and I was surprised at how heavy the live sound was. The live arrangements aren't dramatically different, but everything's louder and more urgent. The bass and drums come through much heavier and it results in music the audience really wants to dance to. Like Fleet Foxes, the band's individual voices are strong enough to recreate the dense vocal harmonies live.

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