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Issue No. 2412

Artwork for Warpaints album


US band Warpaint has announced its British winter tour dates and tickets are selling out fast.

This follows the release of the Los Angeles all-woman quartet’s second, self-titled album in January.

It includes powerful tracks such as Love is to Die and Undertow—with haunting vocals.

Brilliant producer Flood and mixer Nigel Godrich have previously worked with The Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead. 

Warpaint is sometimes pigeon-holed as an indie rock band, but the band draws on a range of influences. 

Lead guitarist and singer Emily Kokal has previously introduced Undertow as “Our Dark Side of the Moon—a mash-up with Jay-Z”.

Its hip hop rhythms, beats and breakdowns will appeal to a wide range of fans.

Rough Trade records
Out now
British tour, 29 Nov–5 Dec


The grimly compelling conspiracy series Utopia returned to Channel 4 last week. The first episode has already outraged the Daily Mail as it weaves together fictional events and real Tory politicians.

If that isn’t enough reason to watch it, it also suggests the ruling class are creating new diseases to infect us.

Channel 4 Tuesdays 10pm 

Dernier Appel by Tiken Jah Fakoly

The West African star continues to mix roots reggae with sounds more familiar to his home Ivory Coast. His voice is high and soulful, occasionally recalling Curtis Mayfield.

The album’s name means Last Call. It’s no surprise to find a cover of 70s roots classic War ina Babylon.

Wrasse records


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Tue 15 Jul 2014, 17:15 BST
Issue No. 2412
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