Warm Digits come bang up to date by releasing our album “Keep Warm. . . with the Warm Digits” on the popular Compact Disk format (in addition to the double vinyl and download). It’s out now.
With this release comes a new raft of great reviews from the likes of Time Out (“a highly impressive debut”), Rock-A-Rolla (“making repetítion and big builds into an artform”), Loud and Quiet (“an engrossing and enlightened collection of songs”), Allmusic (“Engaging from start to finish, Keep Warm. . . is a lively retort to anyone who thinks Krautrock is too predictable or instrumental music is boring”), and PROG magazine (“”If you feel a flush of affection at the mention of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, they’re probably for you”).
Continuing to rack up the airplays from the likes of 6music et al, the album can be purchased from your favourite rekkid store (it’s not a part of the Record Store Day releases, but ask for it!), or via the Distraction Records website.
Production legend Justin Robertson – songwriter, creator of cosmic disco dub, Balearic love and bespoke techno – has served up a pair of lovely remixes of two songs from our album, “Trans-Pennine Express” and “Grapefruit”, which are available now on Soundcloud. Check em out!
Warm Digits’ next show is at the Distraction Records 10th Anniversary Alldayer:
Saturday 21st April 2012 Star & Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
£6, 4pm – midnight
More info and advance tickets here Facebook event page here
Celebrating ten years of “music for the strange kid at school”, Newcastle’s Distraction Records present an all-day event featuring Warm Digits, Necro Deathmort, Jazzfinger and Summer Night Air among others. Expect cosmic kraut disco, dub-laced metal, electronic drone, blissful ambient, and other diverse musical excursions for any self-respecting fan of adventurous sounds.
We’re very excited to be playing our next London show on 17th Feb, at the request of Andrew Weatherall for his club night, “Love From Outer Space”. This special edition – “Live From Outer Space” is staged by Subsonic Live
Fri 17th Feb 2012 / The Garage, Highbury Corner / Tickets £5
LIVE: Warm Digits / Night Angles
DJs: Andrew Weatherall / Sean Johnston
Legends Room: OPTIMO
Discovery Room: Scott Fraser & Timothy J. Fairplay
When we released our album, it tickled Late Junction’s interest enough for them to invite us for a session. Their sessions are unique, one-off collaborations between musicians and bands who haven’t worked together before. So in early December, we spent a day at BBC Maida Vale Studios with Field Music.
You will, surely, all know Field Music : David and Peter Brewis from Sunderland, who’ve released a chain of glorious, uniquely coiled and beguiling melodic pop albums over the last six years (the latest one, Plumb, is coming soon). Marc Riley says they’re currently the best band in the country, and that sounds about right to me. So we were very excited that we had this opportunity to spend a day making music together.
We composed and recorded four completely new pieces of music together on the day at Maida Vale, and these form our session for Late Junction. We’re very pleased with how they’ve turned out and can’t wait for people to hear them.
FRIDAY 17th FEB 2012
Andrew Weatherall Presents “A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE”
WARM DIGITS + NIGHT ANGLES
DJs: ANDREW WEATHERALL + SEAN JOHNSTON + OPTIMO (ESPACIO)
The Garage, Islington
£5 + BF – Tickets Event website
THURSDAY 8th MARCH 2012
The Great Northern Presents FUTURE ISLANDS + WARM DIGITS + WAY THROUGH
The Cluny, Lime St, Ouseburn
8pm, £8 Tickets Facebook Event Page
Andrew Weatherall says it’s “machine funk kraut-a-delia. It’s rather lovely!”. The album gives you ten tracks of metronomic rhythms, snowstorm guitar and radiophonic electronics; taking our cue from the hypnotic repetition of Neu!, the textural overload of My Bloody Valentine, the glacial otherworldliness of Emeralds, and the sensuous modernity of cosmic disco. There are hints in the mix too of Eno, Giorgio Moroder and Holy Fuck, along with a pinch of Brian Eno-esque melody. Get to it!
One Track Groove (Living Stereo)
The Surplus Of Seeing
A Warm Front, Coming From The North
The World In Small Doses
Here Come The Warm Digits
Orders will be despatched a few days before release day. Orders via bandcamp are a quid more expensive to compensate for their cut, but you do get a bonus track – Happiness is a Warm Digit – as part of your download and you get Weapons Destruction to download right away! Oh yes, and each vinyl will come with a download card, as all vinyls should do these days.