Plank! are an instrumental rock band from Manchester, about to release their debut album “Animalism”. Warm Digits have remixed the album track “Pig Sick”. We’ve taken our cue from the melodic intricacy of the original, and gone for full-pelt krautishness with a surprise payoff of surf-guitar twang. Thanks to Plank! for inviting us to join in.

The Quietus say it’s “a great slab of Northern Krautrock”, and you can stream it below via soundcloud, or download the mp3 for free here.
We hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to spread the link.

Plank!’s album is out on 18th July and you can buy it here.
They play an album launch gig at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen on Friday July 27th.

Mariner 9 is a giant video art installation being presented in Whitley Bay’s Edwardian pleasuredome, the Spanish City. Created by internationally acclaimed artist Kelly Richardson, Mariner 9 is a spectacular twelve metre-long panorama of Mars set hundreds of years in the future, battered by dust storms and littered with the debris of our missions to unlock the secrets of the Red Planet. The installation has been commissioned by the Tyneside Cinema via its digital arts programme Pixel Palace.

Warm Digits are super-excited to be playing a one-off performance in the installation itself. We’ll be wheeling out our finest radiophonics and creating an all-new improvised set to match the intergalactic flavour of the installation, and you won’t hear this music at any of our other shows.

Saturday 11 August, 8.30pm-10.30pm (performance starts at 9pm)
Tickets are £5, available online here or by calling the Tyneside Cinema Box Office on 0845 217 9909.

Mariner 9

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.

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

Main Room:
LIVE: Warm Digits / Night Angles
DJs: Andrew Weatherall / Sean Johnston

Legends Room: OPTIMO
Discovery Room: Scott Fraser & Timothy J. Fairplay

Event Facebook Page
More info here

NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD VIA THE BBC WEBSITE! a session for BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction – a collaboration between Field Music and Warm Digits.

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.

The session was broadcast on Thursday 26th January on Late Junction, on BBC Radio 3.
You can get a downloadable podcast, and the programme details are here on the Late Junction website.

You can see some photographs from our recording session at Maida Vale on Facebook.