Warpaint

Wed 22 Feb
Newstead
The Triffid 18+
Fri 24 Feb
Melbourne
Melbourne Zoo Twilights AA
Sat 25 Feb
Sydney
Sydney Opera House AA

Love Police Touring are excited to announce Warpaint will return to Australia in Feburary 2017 in support of their new record Heads Up. Catch the band in Brisbane at The Triffid on February 22, Melbourne at Zoo Twilights on February 24 and Sydney Opera House on February 25. Full ticket details and links below.

This will be the band’s third tour of Australia after very successful headline shows nationally and festival appearances at Laneway and Splendour In The Grass. Their live performances continue to dazzle, and recent shows and airing of their new tracks live have been met with much delight to fans and critics alike.

The band’s studio albums (including 2014’s Warpaint) tend to emphasize moody atmospheres: gauzy keyboards, hypnotic harmonies and sinister grooves. In concert, however, the Los Angeles quartet—vocalist/guitarist Emily Kokal, vocalist/guitarist Theresa Wayman, bassist/vocalist Jenny Lee Lindberg and drummer/keyboardist Stella Mozgawa—pair this moodiness with bumped-up tempos and sinewy beats.

Confounding expectations has been part of Warpaint’s m.o. since the band formed in 2004. And so when the band convened to make their third studio album, Heads Up, they shared a common goal: to make a faster, dance-oriented record.

“We’ve always had this really jammy, high-energy live show compared to some of our records,” Kokal says. “We all love to dance. We didn’t want to take away from the emotion or the core feeling of what our band is all about—which I don’t even think we could take out if we wanted, because it is who we are—but we wanted to bump the speed up and have a little bit more fun.”

Purchase / stream Heads Up here