25 JAN / LEICESTER / THE COOKIE TICKETS
27 JAN / MANCHESTER / YES TICKETS
28 JAN / GLASGOW / BROADCAST TICKETS
29 JAN / NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE / THE CLUNY TICKETS
30 JAN / HEBDEN BRIDGE / TRADES CLUB TICKETS
21 APR / LONDON / PURCELL ROOM TICKETS
22 APR / BRIGHTON / THE HOPE AND RUIN TICKETS
On Flight of Ideas, Warm Digits make a call to arms: when we all think our ideas are right, what are the costs of never believing you could be wrong?
Looking back to the history of psychology to find out what happens when ideas outlive their sell-by date, with their vocal guests, Warm Digits set up a blistering musical exchange between fluorescent agit-funk, primary-coloured synth-bounce and fizzing sheets of guitar noise. The duo effortlessly capture the kaleidoscopic abandon of their lauded live shows, whilst simultaneously exploring more tuneful territory. Their latest album (out April 10 on Memphis Industries) features vocal contributions from Maximo Park’s Paul Smith, The Lovely Eggs, The Orielles, Rozi Plain and The Delgados’ Emma Pollock.
“The View From Nowhere” refers to the mid-century approach to psychotherapy which required the therapist to remove the ‘self’ from their view of the patient. Artists, Josie Brookes and Tom Madge responded to the struggle inherent within this idea and the pulsating ebb and flow of both the music, and the personal narrative within the lyrics.
The finished video was created using 2D stop-motion animation with Emma Pollock’s performance cut from printed film stills. The undulating head belongs with, but is at odds with, Josie’s bold sequences of geometric print. Together they push and pull with the song to explore ideas of identity and someone working to separate themselves from their humanity.
The album will be available as a limited Dinked edition orange vinyl on mirror board sleeve with exclusive 7” featuring two brand new, exclusive non album tracks, “Be Like Me” and “Divided Attention”. The orange vinyl with standard sleeve is available from the Warm Digits store HERE.
We’re delighted to be touring the UK with our labelmates POLICA. Here are the dates:
FEB 7 FRI Thekla, Bristol, United Kingdom TICKETS
FEB 8 SAT Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom TICKETS
FEB 10 MON Saint Luke’s & The Winged Ox, Glasgow, United Kingdom TICKETS
FEB 11 TUE Village Underground, London, United Kingdom TICKETS
FEB 12 WED Concorde 2 ,Brighton, United Kingdom TICKETS
Sat 28 April – Reading, Are You Listening? Festival TICKETS Fri 04 May – Manchester, Band on the Wall, w/Pinkshinyultrablast TICKETS Sat 05 May – Bristol, The Lantern, w/Vessels TICKETSFACEBOOK Sun 06 May – Glasgow, Stag & Dagger Festival TICKETS Sat 12 May – Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast w/Pinkshinyultrablast TICKETS Sun 13 May – Leeds, Brudenell Community Rooms w/Pinkshinyultrablast TICKETS Sat 26 May – Kent, Alfresco Festival TICKETS Sat 9 June – London, The Pickle Factory TICKETS Fri 29 June – Newcastle, The Cluny TICKETS Sat 30 June – Berwick-upon-Tweed, Holmesfest TICKETSFACEBOOK Sun 1 July – Ayrshire, Kelburn Garden Party TICKETS Sat 21 July – North Yorkshire, Deer Shed Festival TICKETS Sun 22 July – Macclesfield, Bluedot Festival TICKETS Sat 8 Sept – Portmeirion, Festival Number 6 TICKETS
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”
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 Podcasthere
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