Warpaint – WarpaintBy Craig Smith • Jul 19th, 2011 • Category: Webcut of the Week
Is it me or do Warpaint have a thing about water/the ocean/drowning, or perhaps they’re just big fans of The Little Mermaid and just want to live under the sea? In this new video clip for their own self-titled theme song, they manage to do just that, albeit in a world where bassist/vocalist Jenny Lee Lindberg looks like a suicidal fisherman and drummer Stella Mozgawa is a parking inspector, about to shed their shackles. This is what the band had to say about the clip: “We’ve always had the idea to do a video underwater, and were excited when our friend Ted Newsome sent us a treatment, which involved just that. It was an opportunity to create a fantastical world where oxygen, time and style were simply not an issue. Turned out to be far more challenging than we had initially expected, but we pulled through”. “Warpaint” appears on their impressive Rough Trade debut album of 2010 The Fool, and the band are set to appear at the Field Day Festival in London on August 6.