NEWS: Warpaint unveil contemplative new track 'Hips'
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NEWS: Warpaint unveil contemplative new track ‘Hips’

L.A quartet Warpaint have released the latest single from their forthcoming new album Radiate Like ThisHips’ is the third single to come from the album, which will come out on May 6th via Heirlooms/Virgin. The two previous tracks were shared earlier in the year – ‘Champion‘ in January and ‘Stevie‘ in March.

First announced at the turn of the year, Radiate Like This marks the band’s first studio album in six years; their previous being 2016’s Heads Up. In the time since, Warpaint’s four members—Emily Kokal, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Stella Mozgawa and Theresa Wayman—have been busy living. Babies, jobs, tours, solo albums, intercontinental and cross country moves all became priorities, presenting mounting logistical challenges to getting the band back together. Eventually though, the pull of the band became too much and the time away gave them all a rejuvenated creative spark.

Having just completed the foundational tracking sessions with co-producer Sam Petts-Davies (Thom Yorke, Frank Ocean, Skullcrusher) when the pandemic hit, they were forced to retreat to respective safety. This led to the album being recorded remotely from different locations, with each song being layered and sent back and forth between the band. Deciding to delay the release until they could tour allowed them to further hone each track, increasing the intricate detailing of the songs.

Warpaint arrive in Europe for an extensive tour in May, dates are:

May 9 – La Cigale – Paris, France

May 11  – O2 Academy  – Bristol, United Kingdom

May 12  – Albert Hall, Manchester – United Kingdom

May 13 – SWG3 Galvanisers – Glasgow, United Kingdom

May 14 – National Stadium – Dublin, Ireland

May 17 – De La Warr Pavilion – Bexhill, United Kingdom

May 18 – The Roundhouse – London, United Kingdom

May 20  – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany

May 21 – Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany

May 22 – Fabrik – Hamburg, Germany

May 24 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 26 – Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium

May 28 – Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

June 1 – Zorlu Performing Arts Center – Istanbul, Turkey

June 3 – Primavera Sound – Barcelona, Spain

Photo: Mia Kirby

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