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.

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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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A one-off event in Newcastle on 13th November, presented by NARC. Magazine

Get Tickets here – First 100 tickets receive free exclusive CD EP on the night!

Warm Digits with Filmbee (Live Analogue Visuals)

Warm Digits, the kaleidoscopic power duo whose music stretches out wide from krautrock and electronic disco through to guitar noise and free jazz, settle in for a one-night-only AV collaboration with analogue film collective Filmbee. Warm Digits are edging towards a third album, with new material sharpening their pop sensibilities while also going for full-on sonic extremes. They’ve picked up nods of approval from everyone from Andrew Weatherall to a full deck of BBC 6Music DJs, not to mention anyone who has seen one of their celebrated full-tilt live shows.

Meanwhile Mat Fleming and Deborah Bower, with other members of Filmbee, will perform a special film and light show as a collaboration with Warm Digits. Turning up the light’s volume using 16mm projectors, slide projectors and other live visual effects, Film Bee, the third member of Warm Digits for the night, will blow minds and retinas with colour, flicker, abstraction and whatever they turn their cameras towards.

A limited CD-R from Warm Digits will be available to the first 100 ticket holders. It features first airings for three songs from the sessions for our next album, two of which are outtakes, unlikely to be released again.

Warm Digits are curating a supporting program of sonic and electronic experimenters to complete this unique one-off event featuring…

co¥ᄀpt is live coded music by Newcastle-based artist and musician Sean Cotterill. Inspired by the Algorave movement, co¥ᄀpt writes code using the SuperCollider programming language to create improvised, evolving techno-inspired experimental dance music, while displaying the code being written in real-time. For this performance the projected code will be backed by custom-made sound-responsive visuals for an immersive audio-visual experience. “Expect code, graphics, textures, noises, beats and bass. Dancing is optional, but preferred.”

Pentecostal Party
The electronic solo project of Dawn Bothwell features sedate, layered, euphoric tape mixes and harmonies. Flitting between Ghost Box ambience, lo-fi groove and subdued alt-pop.

Tickets: £8 adv (£10 on the door) – buy tickets

Warm Digits play a special one off event this Friday 29th August at the Great Hall of Newcastle’s Discovery Museum – a screening of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, bookended by two special Warm Digits performances.

Doors open at 7.30pm and the event starts with a unique short set of new Warm Digits material inspired by Vangelis, the composer of Blade Runner’s soundtrack.  This will be followed by a full screening of the movie, following which we’ll play a further Digits set to round off the party.

The event – now sold out! – is organised by Screenage Kicks, who put together widescreen immersive pop up cinema events in the North.  If you’re looking for stage times, try checking the event Facebook page nearer the time.

Our Vangelis set takes as its starting point his great and bizarre 1976 album La Fête Sauvage, taking flute and percussion samples and building two new semi-improvised pieces from them, followed by a cover version of the title track.

Screenage Kicks hope that ticket holders push out the boat and go full retro-futurist fancy dress: “have your human replica, bounty hunter, and twisted future shock attire ready to wear”…


Warm Digits started the new year with a brand new live session for BBC 6Music‘s Marc Riley.

You can listen again to the session here – we appear at 45min and 1h 16min, playing live versions of “The Connected Coast” (from “Interchange“) and a new song called “End Times”.

We recorded a third track – another newie, called “Wireless World” – for Gideon Coe’s show, which you can hear right at the end of his show (2h 51m).