Trendsetter is thrilled to be working with indie rock band WARGIRL on the release of their video for “Little Girl.”
With a strong disco vibe and garage rock roots, the track pairs seamlessly with the band’s vintage, golden-lit performance in the accompanying visual. Keytars and all, the video could be pulled straight from an 80s club, but stays modern with singer Samantha Park’s clean vocals.
“Little Girl” comes off of WARGIRL’s debut EP Arbolita, released in June of 2018. The track joins the likes of “Uptown Girls” and “People,” and precedes the group’s debut self-titled album.
Listen to Arbolita here!
Put together by Cold War Kids’ producer Matt Wignall, WARGIRL draws from the sounds of Long Beach, California. After brilliant first gigs, for example at the Clouds Hill Festival in Germany, and their fantastic EP “Arbolita”, Clouds Hill is now releasing their first album, eponymously named WARGIRL.
“The idea of being in some band where there’s four guys playing and one of them singing lead just seemed incredibly boring to me,” Wignall says. What he wanted was an awesome collective that would do justice to the sound of his hometown. The Sound of Long Beach, that means Santana’s early records, afrobeat recordings by Fela Kuti, the psychedelic masterpiece “Forever Changes” by Love, the 70s psych funk masters War (who happen to also be from Long Beach!), as well as reggae, disco, garage rock and post-punk.
“One day the thought occurred to me that really what I should do was to get to know people and set up a band with them that would combine all of these aspects.” So he went out, into town, down to the beach – and realised: Actually, I already know all of these people, I just need to ask them.
WARGIRL is diverse in every way─ musically and not─ just like its Long Beach roots.
“Nobody else sounds like us, and yet we sound like the environment we come from.” WARGIRL is thus also an appeal for diversity and openness, for identity within heterogeneity. It is therefore an album the world today sorely needs. Because diverse doesn’t just look better – it also sounds better.