Warm Digits’ new album, WIRELESS WORLD, is OUT NOW on Gatefold Heavyweight Vinyl, CD and digital, via Memphis Industries.
Links to all different formats can be found here.
The album features guest vocals from Peter Brewis of Field Music, Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne, Devon Sproule, and Mia la Metta of Beards.
Wireless World is BBC 6 music’s album of the day on 7th August.
“‘wireless world’ flickers between rich, widescreen ambition and polyrhythmic playfulness.” – loud & quiet
“newcastle’s premier kraut-funk-rock duo” – uncut
Catch Warm Digits live throughout the autumn:
04 November – London, Truman Brewery – We Are Robots festival TICKETS
05 November – Newcastle, The Cluny (with Field Music) SOLD OUT!
02 December – Leeds, Us vs. Them @ Brudenell Social Club (with Field Music and many others) TICKETS
16 December – London, Moth Club (with Dutch Uncles and Mahlini) TICKETS
two to four degrees // end times (feat. field music) // wireless world // always on // better friction (feat. mia la metta)
victims of geology // growth of raindrops (feat. sarah cracknell) // deluge and delusion // fracking blackpool
the rumble and the tremor (feat. devon sproule) // mute ocean // swallow the city
For their new recording, the band have sharpened up the elements of their sound for a set of crisp, propulsive and melodically rich songs, and for the first time on selected songs have collaborated with some of their favourite vocalists: peter brewis of field music, sarah cracknell of saint etienne, devon sproule, and mia la metta of beards.
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”
Hear another track from “Wireless World” – “Better Friction”, featuring the fab Mia La Metta of Beards on vocals:
Plus tour dates on our live page here.
We’re delighted to be working with MI and an album will be released later in the year.
The first single from the new sessions, “End Times”, features the vocals of Peter Brewis of longtime collaborators and friends Field Music. It’s available now on Bandcamp at the bargain rate of pay-what-you-like.
End Times couldn’t be coming out at a more fitting time – as we all try to fathom the infinite surrealism of Trump and Brexit, the track serves as a dramatic and timely foretaste, a contender for first dance at the apocalypse disco. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to further releases and gigs as the year progresses.
Our collaboration with Field Music, filmmaker Esther Johnson and producer Bob Stanley comes to London on Feb 12th.
Asunder marks the centenary of one of the most traumatic battles in military history. Co-commissioned by 14 – 18 NOW, the UK-wide arts programme to mark the First World War centenary, this ambitious film/music event explores the legacy of the Somme through the prism of a single city – Sunderland.
Asunder is a film by award winning film maker Esther Johnson, using local archive footage to tell the story of the city’s involvement, with narration from Kate Adie and Alun Johnston.
The soundtrack to the film is created by Sunderland band Field Music and Newcastle’s Warm Digits, who will perform the film score live at the Barbican, on this occasion joined by Sarah Hayes along with a string quartet.
You can listen to Andrew from Warm Digits talking about the project on the Barbican Podcast here
More details and tickets via the Barbican website here.
We’re delighted to be returning to Salford to play our third session for Marc Riley on 6th October.
You can expect to hear a new tune or two, and the session will be available to hear afterwards via the show homepage.
New North-East festival with Richard Dawson, British Sea Power, and us
We’re very excited to be playing this new event in North Shields’ beautiful Exchange building on 13th August. The bill is chock full of great mavericks and square pegs from the North East and beyond including Richard Dawson, British Sea Power, St James Infirmary, The Horse Loom, Nev Clay and lots more. It’s a bargain at £17.50 (day) / £30 (weekend). Tickets / Facebook Event Page / Festival Website
A unique film and music collaboration between filmmaker Esther Johnson, and Field Music, Warm Digits and Royal Northern Sinfonia, with creative director Bob Stanley.
Asunder marks the centenary of one of the most traumatic battles in military history. Co-commissioned by 14 – 18 NOW, the UK-wide arts programme to mark the First World War centenary, this ambitious new event explores the legacy of the Somme through the prism of a single city – Sunderland. Asunder premieres a film by award winning film maker Esther Johnson, using local archive footage to tell the story of the city’s involvement. The soundtrack to the film is created by Sunderland band Field Music and Newcastle’s Warm Digits, performed live with Royal Northern Sinfonia.
‘The performance will be alluring, poetic and political. I want everyone who sees it to take pride in the region’s unique history and to feel they can help to build its future’ – Bob Stanley, Creative Producer
Film with live score, performed at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on 10th July at Sunderland Empire.
Tickets – More info
Warm Digits support Maximo Park for a one-off summer outdoor spectacular
The gig will take place outside the Centre for Life at Times Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and also features Lush, Public Service Broadcasting, Teleman and Fear of Men. Tickets are available now.
Live shows in London, Manchester, Stockton and Newcastle
During March and April we head out on a mini-tour. Details over on the gigs page.
Sat 12th March – MANCHESTER – Cosmosis Festival
Sat 19th March – LONDON – Shacklewell Arms, courtesy of Bad Vibrations
Sat 26th March – STOCKTON-ON-TEES – Stockton Calling, Green Room Stage
Sat 9th April (2pm) – NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, family-friendly gig promoted by Chalk (SOLD OUT)
Sat 9th April (8pm) – NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, The Cumberland Arms
We’re very excited to have been invited to play with mighty pop heroes Saint Etienne for their North East Christmas Show, in Hall One at Sage Gateshead on 8th December 2015.
Tickets available here
Facebook event page