WARM DIGITS SHARE “BETTER FRICTION” [ft. MIA LA METTA OF BEARDS] VIA DIY
BAND ANNOUNCE TOUR INCLUDING FESTIVAL DATES
NEW ALBUM WIRELESS WORLD RELEASED 4TH AUGUST ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
Electronic duo Warm Digits (Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis) recently announced their third album Wireless World will be released 4th August on Memphis Industries. Today, they present a brand new track “Better Friction” which features guest vocals from Mia La Metta.
Best known for her work in Beards, La Metta adds a glam stomp to Warm Digits’ krautrock metronome in this song about how no type of power or technology is without its own myths and legends.
“Some energies are better than others; some stories can move a mountain or drown an island, say the Newcastle duo. “Mia La Metta’s other band Beards are a house favourite of Warm Digits.”
The track premiered on DIY who praised the “swooning harmonies that rest somewhere between conversational and deliciously poppy, it becomes even more of an urgent powerhouse.”
“Better Friction” follows previous single “End Times”, an “endlessly replayable disco snapper” (Stereogum), and serves as the latest piece foregrounding the band’s “mutant funk and squalling guitars” (The Quietus).
With the unveiling of “Better Friction” comes the announcement of a tour. The run includes a London date at The Lexington on 25th August, as well as performances at Green Man and Manchester Psych Fest.
Please read on for a full list of tourdates, and for more information on Warm Digits and Wireless World.
Warm Digits live
15 July – Sunderland, Summer Steers Festival TICKETS
18 August – Breacon, Green Man Festival TICKETS
24 August – Brighton, The Prince Albert TICKETS
25 August – London, The Lexington TICKETS
01 September – Newcastle, The Cluny (album launch show) TICKETS
02 September – Manchester Psych Fest TICKETS
05 November – Newcastle, The Cluny (with Field Music) TICKETS
02 December – Leeds, Us vs. Them @ Brudenell Social Club TICKETS
Wireless World is loosely themed around a present-day that teeters between progress and collapse. The band explain: “Our experience of the world and our states of mind are shaped and thrilled by unimaginably exciting leaps in technology, and yet that world will only last for a few moments as we fail to find a way to act collectively on rising temperatures, the failures of democracy and the unstoppable hunger for exploitation of the ground under our feet. This record is our attempt to make music from our experience of this present that teeters between celebration and devastation.”
In addition to Mia La Metta lending her vocals to “Better Friction”, elsewhere on Wireless World there are guest appearances from Peter Brewis of Field Music, Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne and Devon Sproule.
Warm Digits Wireless World tracklisting
1. Two to Four Degrees
2. End Times (feat. Field Music)
3. Wireless Word
4. Always On
5. Better Friction (feat. Mia La Metta)
6. Victims of Geology
7. Growth of Raindrops (feat. Sarah Cracknell)
8. Deluge and Delusion
9. Fracking Blackpool
10. The Rumble and the Tremor (feat. Devon Sproule)
11. Mute Ocean
12. Swallow the City
WARM DIGITS are the Newcastle-upon-Tyne duo that, in the words of legendary DJ/producer Andrew Weatherall, create “Machine funk kraut-a-delia – it’s rather lovely!”. Their brew of live drums, guitar and electronics betray a love of Neu!, Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, My Bloody Valentine and Boards Of Canada. Motorik percussion, electronic basslines, Keith Levene-style guitar chops and squelchy analogue warmth are accompanied by live visuals in performances that have graced the Psych Fests of both London and Liverpool, seen them support the likes of Goblin, Modeselektor, ESG, St. Etienne, Moon Duo and many more, toured the UK with British Sea Power and blown the audience away at Supersonic and many other festivals. Their blistering live sets of “krautophonic blizzard-wave” have to be seen to be believed.
“The Rumble and The Tremor” (feat. Devon Sproule)
“End Times” (feat. Field Music) video
“End Times” (feat. Field Music) https://soundcloud.com/memphisindustries/warm-digits-end-times-feat-field-music/