Warpaint at Reading Festival: ‘We dodged LA gangs to make our album’ – video

Band say they made 'The Fool' in a 'ghetto'

Warpaint have talked about how they recorded their debut album in a Los Angeles “ghetto” in a new NME video interview which you can watch on the right.

The four-piece are set to release ‘The Fool’ on October 25, with guitarist Theresa Wayman claiming that they found themselves in a “high risk” scenario when recording it earlier this year.

“We recorded it in Highland Park, which is basically a ghetto in Los Angeles,” she said. “There are a lot of gangs that surround that area. It was high risk situation. I think it made us perform better, because we felt like we had to do what we had to do then get out. It was important to get it done.”


Warpaint played Reading Festival on Friday (August 27) then two days later at Leeds Festival.

‘The Fool’ was recorded with producer Tom Biller (Liars, Sean Lennon) and features mixing from Primal Scream collaborator Andrew Weatherall, plus Adam Samuels (John Frusciante, Pearl Jam).

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