Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh next month, Los Angeles dream-rock quartet Warpaint have shared a video for their track New Song. Watch it below.
The song will feature on band’s third album, Heads Up, which is set to be released on September 23 on Rough Trade.
Warpaint play at the Queen’s Hall on October 23 – ticket details below.
In the seemingly self-shot video for New Song, the LA band are shown walking and dancing through the streets of New York City, before gathering on a rooftop to watch the sun rise over the city.
In the early days of the band, Warpaint played only in private, for themselves, with no aspirations of becoming a next-big-thing.
“We always tried to play from an emotional place,” says singer/guitarist, Emily Kokal. “That seems to be what we instinctively used music for – a cathartic experience, getting something out.”
The band first came to public attention with their John Frusciante-produced debut EP in 2007, but it was 2010’s The Fool LP that cemented their major-league credentials, providing a sumptuous, soulful take on indie rock.
Live, Warpaint have a formidable reputation, and like to extend their songs and let them veer off in all sorts of directions.
“We’ve always done that, says guitarist Theresa Wayman, an occasional actress who had in a minor role as a food service girl in The Rules of Attraction. “We’ve always liked to extend the ends of songs, or do little interludes, or find ways to keep the show fresh and ways to keep it feeling like we’re not just playing by the book.
“We want the audience to experience a moment that no one else has, or will. We used to jam the end of songs for ten minutes, sometimes. I feel like, as a performer, you just have to do what you want to do and not think about standards; enjoy yourself.”
Warpaint, Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street, October 23m doors 7pm, £18, 0131-668 2019
Watch the video for New Song below.