CAVE / Warm Digits / Onoma / DJs and dancing till late
22 October at 20:00 – 23 October at 02:30
Star & Shadow Cinema, Stepney Bank,Newcastle upon Tyne
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Tempo Tempo and the Star & Shadow present a night of proper psyched-out, motorik energy. A late night party with Cave, Warm Digits, Onoma, and DJs Phippertronische (Road to Rimini) and Oscar (A Little Lost) playing more unusual choices than you’d normally get from them.
Cave (http://www.myspace.com/realreelpro), signed to Drag City, come all the way from Chicago and play the perfect combination of droney, beat-driven, motorik Krautrock, blended with the right measure of light-hearted psychedelic electronica and Can-like free-form jams that just keeps building up and up. Key words that spring to mind are momentum, repetition and climax.
They’ll be preceded on the stage by Newcastle’s legendary Warm Digits who describe themselves as “full sensory engagement from the krautophonic blizzard-wave duo of Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis”,(http://www.myspace.com/warmdigits), and, in keeping with the night’s mood, Onoma (http://www.myspace.com/geometryoftorchsongs) whose music creates lengthy and wide-scoped pieces based on the repetition of short themes, merging vintage keyboard sounds with percussive guitars and effects.
And to finish the relentless pace of the night we’ll have DJs from Road to Rimini and A Little Lost, two great electronic disco and classic disco nights, playing an eclectic selection of dance tunes to keep you going till very late.
Tickets are £6 on the door or advance tickets are available from www.wegottickets.com
Thank you kindly, NARC. Magazine, for writing about Warm Digits in your September 2010 issue. Read the article here.
WARM DIGITS + RAZMATAZ LORRY EXCITEMENT + JOHNNY VALENTINE
8th October, The Cumberland Arms, £5, 8pm
WARM DIGITS – Full sensory engagement from the krautophonic blizzard-wave duo of Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis. www.myspace.com/warmdigits
RAZMATAZ LORRY EXCITEMENT – “classic dance sensibilities with modern electro-rock…a sound that could well be pure audible ecstasy” – NARC. Magazine. www.myspace.com/razmatazlorryexcitement
JOHNNY VALENTINE – all girl noisy pop. www.myspace.com/valentinejohnny
The Cumberland Arms, James Place St, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne
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Warm Digits are delighted to have been invited to play at the Split Festival, which takes place at Ashbrooke Sports Club in Sunderland on 25th & 26th September 2010. We play alongside (or more likely, much earlier than) Maximo Park, Frankie and the Heartstrings, Les Cox (Sportifs), Meandthetwins, Coal Train, Dutch Uncles and lots of other fine folk. We’ll be playing on Stage 1 on Saturday 25th Sept at 2.40pm sharp, so get there early! You can find all the details including the full line-up, and buy tickets at the Split Festival website. Join the Split Festival Facebook page too.
Warm Digits appear on a new compilation of North-East underground music named “Shortchanging The Muse”. We contribute a demo version of “Warm Front” which will eventually appear properly on our debut album. We rub shoulders with the fine company of Eyeballs, d_rradio, Jazzfinger, Mariposa, Posset and Cathode (whoever the hell that is), and numerous others. You can get the whole thing for free in mp3 format, courtesy of Bells Hill and Tarot Formula recordings, here. The full tracklisting can be found here.
Warm Digits are baffled and thankful to have had a clip of our music used in “Top Gear” this week. They used a short snatch from our remix for UNKLE of their song “Natural Selection”. We’re hoping to get played next on Womens Hour to redress the balance.
The very keen can hear it (up until 25th July) via the BBC iplayer here, 55min 50sec in to the programme, in the segment about the Reliant Robin.
Very nice, although in this piece they do keep talking about Sheffield as being “in the North”, which is stretching things a bit if you ask me (disgruntled of Newcastle-upon-Tyne)…
Warm Digits have had the privilege of digitizing Maximo Park’s “Let’s Get Clinical”, for their album “Quicken The Heart – Remixed”.
You can hear the results on a CD, given away *free* with July copies of NARC. magazine, swipeable from the watering holes and record shops of NewcastleGateshead…
*or* via streaming or free download from Maximo Park’s website – go to the Soundcloud player and look for “Let’s Get Clinical – Warm Digits Remix”.
We are also very excited about playing a support slot for Maximo Park for their sold-out show at Darlington Inside Out, on Friday 2nd July. Andy has recently been down to the local electronics shop to add some new bits of swirling/bleeping/oscillating kit to our light show (assuming we can find enough sockets to plug it all in), so bring your sunglasses.
There’s a kindly review here of our recent Manchester live show supporting the very lovely PLANK!, courtesy of Manchester Music.
We *think* we’re allowed to tell you about this now… Warm Digits play at NarcFest 2010 on Sat 17th July 2010, at our spiritual home, The Cumberland Arms, courtesy of Prancey Dog. This is a free gig with an early start (6pm) and we expect to be on about 7pm or a bit after, so you should be able to enjoy the digits and get on to sample the rest of the fest without too much schedule anxiety. Last year was one of the best Newcastle nights out I’d had in a long time, and although the rest of the festival lineup hasn’t been announced yet we expect to be in good company. We are happy to share a bill with Withered Hand, The Bobby McGees (get me drunk and I’ll tell you my own teenage Bobby G story, now there’s a threat), O’Messy Life, and the reliably sound John Egdell.