12 Nov / Leeds / Headrow House TICKETS
14 Nov / Edinburgh / Stag & Dagger Festival / TICKETS
20 Nov / Hebden Bridge / Trades Club TICKETS
24 Nov / Manchester / YES TICKETS
25 Nov / Leicester / The Firebug TICKETS
26 Nov / Brighton / Hope And Ruin TICKETS
16 Dec / Newcastle / The Cluny TICKETS
On Flight of Ideas, Warm Digits make a call to arms: when we all think our ideas are right, what are the costs of never believing you could be wrong?
Looking back to the history of psychology to find out what happens when ideas outlive their sell-by date, with their vocal guests, Warm Digits set up a blistering musical exchange between fluorescent agit-funk, primary-coloured synth-bounce and fizzing sheets of guitar noise. The duo effortlessly capture the kaleidoscopic abandon of their lauded live shows, whilst simultaneously exploring more tuneful territory. Their latest album (out April 10 on Memphis Industries) features vocal contributions from Maximo Park’s Paul Smith, The Lovely Eggs, The Orielles, Rozi Plain and The Delgados’ Emma Pollock.
“The View From Nowhere” refers to the mid-century approach to psychotherapy which required the therapist to remove the ‘self’ from their view of the patient. Artists, Josie Brookes and Tom Madge responded to the struggle inherent within this idea and the pulsating ebb and flow of both the music, and the personal narrative within the lyrics.
The finished video was created using 2D stop-motion animation with Emma Pollock’s performance cut from printed film stills. The undulating head belongs with, but is at odds with, Josie’s bold sequences of geometric print. Together they push and pull with the song to explore ideas of identity and someone working to separate themselves from their humanity.
The album will be available as a limited Dinked edition orange vinyl on mirror board sleeve with exclusive 7” featuring two brand new, exclusive non album tracks, “Be Like Me” and “Divided Attention”. The orange vinyl with standard sleeve is available from the Warm Digits store HERE.
We’re delighted to be touring the UK with our labelmates POLICA. Here are the dates:
FEB 7 FRI Thekla, Bristol, United Kingdom TICKETS
FEB 8 SAT Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom TICKETS
FEB 10 MON Saint Luke’s & The Winged Ox, Glasgow, United Kingdom TICKETS
FEB 11 TUE Village Underground, London, United Kingdom TICKETS
FEB 12 WED Concorde 2 ,Brighton, United Kingdom TICKETS
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 Podcasthere
DJ SETS FROM YOUNG LIAR, SECOND PRIZE, LIFE MECHANICS & THE GREAT NORTHERN DJS!
7:30pm – Midnight.
100 limited ‘early bird’ tickets are available for ONLY £5 The Cluny, RPM, Beatdown Records, and here: http://www.seetickets.com/event/warm-digits/the-cluny/725824 . Next 100 tickets are £6 each; Remaining tickets/on the door £7.
+ CLUNY 2 FREE ENTRY AFTERNOON GIG featuring:
Ajimal & Friends, Lilliput, Agerskow, Trev Gibb, Hannah D’arcy, This Little Bird, Ryan Bird
+ DJ Señor Lewis
1pm – 7pm. Erm… FREE ENTRY!
Here’s a video for “Terminus”, taken from “Interchange” a Warm Digits album and series of films made for the project Half Memory. The work is based on images drawn from Tyne & Wear Archives of the 1970s construction programme for the Tyneside Metro system.
“Interchange” will be released as a CD + DVD set on Distraction Records, with a live premiere at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, on 27 April 2013. More info here.