War Of Words – ‘Battleground’

Our rating:

Exhilarating and weirdly mournful

In the tradition of Robyn and La Roux, War Of Words are the latest pop act that indie people approve of. Which is fitting, since La Roux’s Ben Langmaid writes their songs. Their debut recalls two great songs – Massive Attack’s ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ and Neneh Cherry’s ‘Buffalo Stance’ – and is pretty great itself, exhilarating and weirdly mournful.



Luke Lewis