WARGIRL is a six-headed circle of like-minded people from different backgrounds and cultures that's bringing back defiance and edge into their unique brand of psychedelic-funk-disco, wonderfully illustrated on their sublime new album for Hamburg, Germany based label Clouds Hill Recordings.
Uniting The Clash, Sade, classic reggae and afrobeat into an explosive cocktail with garage gusto and a beautiful rawness, their new album showcases WARGIRL staying true to their roots and the cultural climate they became artists in. And make no mistake, even though their luscious brew of rock, funk, reggae and assorted psychedelia sounds wonderfully uplifting and catchy, it has a decidedly defiant edge to it. Having the same line-up since album one, and with 4 European tours behind them, their new record is a wonderfully organic, spontaneous demonstration of six very close people who have spent some time playing music together. “All the members of this band are exceptional musicians. We all found each other because we were probably meant to.” is how Matt Wignall describes it. The songs on this album were mixed by genius engineer/producer Mark Neill best known for his producing of Black Keys “Brothers” and Dan Aurbach’s “Keep It Hid”.
In a way, WARGIRL is just brilliantly good pop music. But then again, it's so much more. “We want to make great, unique, interesting music with messages that are universal and true, encouraging the listener to take a deeper look at this life, to ask questions about what we all accept as normal.” More than anything they want to make positive and uplifting music “that feels like it comes from a spirit of friendship and truth and love.” Essentially, that's the spirit of Woodstock all over again, from a decidedly 21st century perspective. And if we need one thing today, it's love.