Warpaint at the Brighton Dome were excellent - probably how The Slits would have sounded if they'd stayed together longer. A grooving rhythm section (prominent bass) and guitar channeling Robert Smith c.1980 with ethereal vocals from Wayman and Kokal. Unusually these days a group with their own unique sound. I'd heard one session track by them on the Marc Riley 6 Music show last year and decided to give them a punt - avoided listening to anything else until the concert so that I might be pleasantly surprised; rare enough these days. This reviewer differed in his opinion - I wouldn't say it was soporific at all, but there we are. The crowd loved them - surprisingly large number of older people - great venue, great sound; pic above from Brighton Dome.
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