Wild Beasts have released an album of intellect, poise,
familiarity and one which has moments that are genuinely
The sunny outlook of the dreamy guitar licks and vocal hooks
betray the dark nature of the lyrics, which come into the fore on
Warpaint have finally returned with their self-titled second
album; a record shrouded in psychedelic ambience and trip-hop
wizardry, but still driven by that post-punk sound that the band
are known for.
Clark's voice has the capacity to express moments of emotional
clarity and in the very next verse an inner rock-goddess commanding
After a decade of bands aping the garage rock and post-punk of
the 70s and 80s, college rock of the 1990s is due for a revival of
What you have here is some very enjoyable, well constructed,
witty at times, hook-laden at others, good old fashioned yet at the
same time tailor-made-for-2013 rock music.
Arpeggios of pure gold flowing in your ears, that's the kind of
sensation you'll have when discovering this album.
New Order, synths, garage rock, surf guitars, Britpop, there is
a bit of everything in this hybrid, mostly upbeat record.