Warpaint: ‘We don’t wanna do an album right now’

The band have released two new songs in 2015 so far

Warpaint will continue to release “bits and here and there” rather than focus on record a third album.

As reported, Warpaint recently revealed new song ‘I’ll Start Believing’, their second new song of 2015 so far.

The song is part of a raft of new material from the band following the release of last year’s ‘Warpaint’ and follows ‘No Way Out’, which was released in February.

Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, guitarist Theresa Wayman explained why the band are keen to avoid a new album at the moment.

“We don’t wanna do an album right now or put all our eggs in one basket,” she says. “All this shit of writing, recording, mixing, mastering, releasing, touring… it’s two years dedicated to one thing. We want to do bits here and there, like back in the day when they used to make single.”

“We have a new rule,” adds Emily Kokal. “When we write a song and agree that we’re stoked about it, we’re done. That’s a lesson we’ve learned – not to over analyse – because then the moment goes.”

Warpaint tour in March after rescheduling their UK dates that were originally due to take place last November. In a statement released via Facebook, the band blamed “family issues” for the rescheduling decision.

Theresa is preparing for the shows following her first stagedive. “I’m going to stagedive at every show now. The fans are always there, putting their arms up. So I thought, ‘Why don’t I jump on them?’ It was fun!”

The dates are as follows:

Birmingham The Institute (March 20)
Manchester Apollo (22)
Glasgow O2 Academy (24)
Gateshead Sage (25)
London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith (26)

To check the availability of Warpaint tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.
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