Warm Digits are incredibly excited to announce their new album WIRELESS WORLD, to be released by Memphis Industries on 4th August 2017. All the details are here.

The second single from it, “The Rumble and the Tremor”, featuring the magical Devon Sproule on guest vocals, is streaming now here.

Tracklisting:
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

 

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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.”

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.

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We’re honoured to join the frankly staggering line-up at this new festival at Prestatyn Pontins, North Wales.

Just look at the site if you don’t believe us.  We are particularly excited about Islam Chipsy, Michael Rother, Karen Gwyer, Richard Dawson, Grouper and Basic House, and that’s before you even get to the Butthole Surfers, Shirley Collins and the Residents.

All in a fully-operational holiday camp on the North Wales coast.  Booking details are here and we hope to see you there.

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.

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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

Harvest From The Deep

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

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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

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