CMU Approved

Approved: Warpaint – No Way Out

By | Published on Thursday 26 February 2015


As Warpaint’s inarguably-titled last LP ‘Warpaint’ – a closed-off labyrinth of snaky love (and death) songs prone to fits of trip-hop – still looms large and mauvish dark after its release in Jan 2014, the band are now ready to ‘move on’ via a string of non-LP tracks winging our way this year.

The first is ‘No Way Out’ (or, if you’re in the mood to add pointless parentheses, which I sure am today, ‘No Way Out [Redux]’), a repeated feature of their live shows lately.

While lyrically it’s choked, caught and thwarted, fighting to “find my way” out of the same mazes circling 2014’s ‘Warpaint’, in its sharp-inclined vocals and wiry instrumental it’s one of the band’s most mighty sign-offs ever, signposting a bloodier new note to their songwriting.

Listen here…