Warm Digits’ new album, WIRELESS WORLD, is OUT NOW on Gatefold Heavyweight Vinyl, CD and digital, via Memphis Industries.
Links to all different formats can be found here.
The album features guest vocals from Peter Brewis of Field Music, Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne, Devon Sproule, and Mia la Metta of Beards.
Wireless World is BBC 6 music’s album of the day on 7th August.
“‘wireless world’ flickers between rich, widescreen ambition and polyrhythmic playfulness.” – loud & quiet
“newcastle’s premier kraut-funk-rock duo” – uncut
Catch Warm Digits live throughout the autumn:
04 November – London, Truman Brewery – We Are Robots festival TICKETS
05 November – Newcastle, The Cluny (with Field Music) SOLD OUT!
02 December – Leeds, Us vs. Them @ Brudenell Social Club (with Field Music and many others) TICKETS
16 December – London, Moth Club (with Dutch Uncles and Mahlini) TICKETS
two to four degrees // end times (feat. field music) // wireless world // always on // better friction (feat. mia la metta)
victims of geology // growth of raindrops (feat. sarah cracknell) // deluge and delusion // fracking blackpool
the rumble and the tremor (feat. devon sproule) // mute ocean // swallow the city
For their new recording, the band have sharpened up the elements of their sound for a set of crisp, propulsive and melodically rich songs, and for the first time on selected songs have collaborated with some of their favourite vocalists: peter brewis of field music, sarah cracknell of saint etienne, devon sproule, and mia la metta of beards.
Wireless World is loosely themed around a present-day that teeters between progress and collapse. the band explain, “our experience of the world and our states of mind are shaped and thrilled by unimaginably exciting leaps in technology, and yet that world will only last for a few moments as we fail to find a way to act collectively on rising temperatures, the failures of democracy and the unstoppable hunger for exploitation of the ground under our feet. this record is our attempt to make music from our experience of this present that teeters between celebration and devastation”
We’re delighted to be working with MI and an album will be released later in the year.
The first single from the new sessions, “End Times”, features the vocals of Peter Brewis of longtime collaborators and friends Field Music. It’s available now on Bandcamp at the bargain rate of pay-what-you-like.
End Times couldn’t be coming out at a more fitting time – as we all try to fathom the infinite surrealism of Trump and Brexit, the track serves as a dramatic and timely foretaste, a contender for first dance at the apocalypse disco. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to further releases and gigs as the year progresses.
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).
The second Warm Digits t-shirt is available now by mail order – £10 + P&P
INTERCHANGE is a new audiovisual project by Warm Digits made for HALF MEMORY.
INTERCHANGE is an album and experimental film inspired by images drawn from the Tyne and Wear Archives, of the 1970s’ biggest civil engineering project on Tyneside – the construction of Metro. We made this work for HALF MEMORY, a project by Tyne and Wear Archives, Tusk Music, Pixel Palace and basic.fm. Also recording an album for Half Memory is the brilliant RICHARD DAWSON.
This multimedia work exists as a broadcast on basic.fm, a live performance at Tyneside Cinema Newcastle, and a CD & DVD set to be released on Distraction Records.
FULL INFORMATION HERE
HALF MEMORY BROADCASTS & EVENTS
INTERCHANGE was first broadcast on basic.fm in January 2013.
LIVE PERFORMANCE and CD/DVD LAUNCH – April 28th 2013, with Richard Dawson.
Tickets available now (£10/£8) from the Tyneside Cinema Box Office.
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.
Thanks to Scene Not Herd blog for making Warm Digits their New Band of the Week – check out their piece on the band here.
Warm Digits’ gloved percussion whirlwind Andrew Hodson plays on, and produces, the new album for Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith, “Margins”. The album is out now, and Andrew is on tour with Paul Smith’s band throughout November and early December. Hear two tracks from this fine album on Paul Smith’s myspace.
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)…
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