Warpaint ‘Heads Up’ Jakarta Tour was pretty startling and considered as a great move to kick the year off.
Like in most part of the world, there are countless treasured independents that only care about producing. Such idealistic that so distinctive it reaches so many people. The contrary of popular entertainment in Los Angeles, California bring us to its music scenes and subcultures. So, if you have watched Lalaland, this ain’t that.
In 14th of February 2004, Warpaint was formed by Emily Kokal, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Theresa Wayman, and Shannyn Sossamon in LA writing and playing as other independent musicians. Later in 2008, John Frusciante the former Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist helped them to produce Exquisite Corps, EP. In a slow pace, they had written some refined songs like “Beetles”, and “Elephant” that brought them to the larger scene in their hometown. Recognized with ‘psychedelic rock’, and ‘dream pop’ music genre, Warpaint has been breathing out a fresh air with its strongly good individual sound of instruments that comes beautifully together.
Under Rough Trade, The Fool, the first full-length album was debuted in 2010 with its new drummer – after several substitutes including Josh Klinghoffer who is the current guitarist of RHCP, Stella Mozgawa that finally completed the band final form. Produced and mixed by Tom Biller with the great Andrew Weatherall, this album was spawning more masterpieces such as “Undertow”, and “Bees”. As the older sister of Exquisite Corps, this one has hazy, dark and pure that makes it a supreme feminine with more noticeable vocals like angles swimming in a psych river, their music is a poem.
In 2014, “Love is to Die” was released under self-titled album that proclaimed to be a new experiment of the band. They tried to bring more individual references of music from rap, R&B, and also other contemporary influences. It was so much felt in “Disco/Very” where you could find complex beat yet irresistible.
After years of touring, Warpaint had finally agreed to spend their first days of 13 years together in Jakarta, Indonesia. Promoted by Wire It up Indonesia. The concert was held in Parkir Timur Senayan opened with KimoKal, Trou and Diocreatura. The performance went very satisfying on the timing, sound, and crowd. In spite of a very humid weather, Warpaint gave the best, consistent, and neat play, great composition of old songs to reminisce with a catchy Heads Up tracks – “New Song”, “Whiteout” and “So Good”. Despite its monotony of stage lighting, and the question of why “Billie Holiday” was not played for the encore, the concert was pretty startling and considered as a great move to kick the year off. (Text Melodya Lukita)