ALBUM REVIEW: Warpaint – Radiate Like This | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 06.05.22







Warpaint returns with their first studio album since 2016. The pandemic introduced logistical challenges with the recording of the album, it also allowed the US-based indie rockers time to finesse the release. That approach has certainly paid off. Lead single Champion takes the listener on a musical journey that builds throughout, whilst the Latin rhythms of Hips, the melancholy and somewhat heartfelt Hard To Tell You, and the acoustic love song Send Nudes highlight the diversity of the release.

For the old school Warpaint fans, Altar is reminiscent of the group’s early output. It may have taken six years for a new Warpaint album to be released, but it was worth the wait.


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