From forthcoming album ‘Dancing Gold’
Set for release 12 June via Clouds Hill
“a tonic for the times” – NARC (5/5)
Southern Californian six-piece Wargirl have released a new single from their forthcoming album ‘Dancing Gold’. ‘2069’ summons the spirit of the 60’s and its super-positive groove is accompanied by an animated music video which conjures images of the band’s members as if they’re already in the year 2069. Says Matt Wignall from the band, who also co-directed the music video, “Wouldn’t it be nice to live in a world without war? A world where love, kindness, art, equality and freedom are respected above all else? Well the 60’s are coming again and it’s another shot at a worldwide awakening! 2069 is a fun musing on the idea that maybe we could have another shot at calling for world peace and, this time around, the change would be lasting. Let’s spend the rest of history finding common ground, burning sage and listening to Aretha! Can we get an AMEN?”
‘Dancing Gold’ will be released via Clouds Hill on 12 June 2020. It was produced by Wignall and mixed by genius engineer/producer Mark Neill, best known for his work on Black Keys’ ‘Brothers’ and Dan Aurbach’s ‘Keep It Hid’. More than anything they set out to make positive and uplifting music “that feels like it comes from a spirit of friendship and truth and love.” This is really typical of Wargirl’s oeuvre to date, which unites a plethora of classic sounds to create something that’s true to their roots yet pushes the envelope and blurs the lines of the genres they move through. The vibrations they seek to spread through their music come from a very positive place. Those vibrations are much-needed right now and audiences across Europe and the UK were treated to the band’s dance party of a live show back in early March, during troubled times as the impending Covid-19 crisis loomed, but before we really knew exactly what that meant for the world.
Wargirl is a six-headed circle of like-minded people from different backgrounds and cultures who have a unique defiance and edge to the music they create together. Uniting The Clash, Sade, classic reggae and afrobeat into an explosive cocktail with garage rock gusto and a beautiful rawness, their new record is a wonderfully organic, spontaneous demonstration of six very close people who have spent significant time playing music together.
Samantha Parks – Vocals | Matthew Wignall – Guitar | Jeff Suri – Drums | Tamara Wilson – Bass | Enya Preston – Piano | Erick Nieto – Percussion