WARM DIGITS SHARE NEW VIDEO AS UK TOUR BEGINS
“GROWTH OF RAINDROPS” FILM PREMIERED BY BROOKLYN VEGAN
TRACK FEATURES GUEST VOCALS FROM SARAH CRACKNELL OF SAINT ETIENNE
WIRELESS WORLD OUT NOW ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
Warm Digits (Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis) recently released their third album Wireless World through Memphis Industries. Fresh from wowing crowds at Green Man Festival, the Newcastle electronica duo begin their headline tour tonight (Thursday 22nd) at the Prince Albert, Brighton, before moving on to London to play The Lexington (Friday 23rd).
To whet appetites for a live show that threatens to be as visually spectacular as it is sonically, the Newcastle duo have today shared their video for “Growth Of Raindrops” via Brooklyn Vegan. One of the more one of the motorik-powered, hyper-melodic songs on Wireless World, it features guest vocals from Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne.
“We’ve always taken visual inspiration from experimental artists’ film and video of the 1960s and 1970s, and this time we set up a Nam June Paik-style experiment in video feedback, with help from Sarah and our video collaborator Chris Bate from the Filmbee collective,” said the band. “With the resulting film, featuring streaming, colourised feedback images of Sarah’s performance, we hope to amplify the song’s chaotic joy and energy.”
Please read on for a full list of tourdates, and for more information on Warm Digits and Wireless World.
Warm Digits live
24 August – Brighton, The Prince Albert TICKETS
25 August – London, The Lexington TICKETS
26 August – Liverpool Psych Fest
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 Sarah Cracknell lending her vocals to “Growth Of Raindrops”, elsewhere on Wireless World there are guest appearances from Peter Brewis of Field Music, Mia La Metta of Beards 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.
“Growth Of Raindrops” (feat. Sarah Cracknell) https://youtu.be/rhag9DpiSYs
“Better Friction” (feat. Mia La Metta) https://soundcloud.com/memphisindustries/warm-digits-better-friction-feat-mia-la-metta-1
“The Rumble and The Tremor” (feat. Devon Sproule) https://youtu.be/u-Z8NA0oBZs
“End Times” (feat. Field Music) video https://youtu.be/ku17KpDGvPg