REVIEW: Warpaint at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

Picture: Mia Kirby.
Picture: Mia Kirby.
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The evening started with Leeds-born Katie Harkin playing songs under her solo venture, Harkin.

Intimate and rocky, her songs really impressed and captured the audience’s attention for the duration of her set.

Warpaint opened with the raucous Elephants, their haunting and melancholic vocals blasting out in a packed venue.

At times the thumping, groovy bass of Jenny Lee Lindbergh was too much for The Wedgewood Rooms, including some sound issues during Undertow.

However, this was quickly forgotten as the song moved from its laidback build-up before bursting into the delicious melodies Warpaint have become known for.

New Way Out was impressive but the stand-out song was the incredible Bees which really accentuated how locked-in the rhythm section of the band were.

The encore commenced with the stunning Baby, gorgeously simple with Emily Kokal’s emotive vocals sung perfectly throughout.

Mesmerising from start to finish, many would have left feeling privileged for catching such an exciting band in a relatively intimate venue.