SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER 2011
WARM DIGITS + SPECIAL GUESTS + SILVER FOX
Star & Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne
Album launch party. Warm Digits is the krautophonic blizzard-wave duo of Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis, who make a semi-improvised brew of metronomic rhythms, snowstorm guitar and radiophonic electronics (think Neu!, My Bloody Valentine and Emeralds with a hint of cosmic disco).
They bring their multisensory overload live show, along with friends and special guests, back to their spiritual home of the Star & Shadow for this launch party for their debut album, “Keep Warm… with the Warm Digits”, released on Distraction Records.
Fine noisy pop support from Silver Fox, and special guests TBC.
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We’re very excited to announce our first continental appearance! Warm Digits play the POLYHYMNIA Krautrock / Prog festival, late at night on Saturday, 19th March, at Maria am Ostbahnhof, Berlin.
Also appearing at the festival over two days are GOBLIN, SCHNEIDER TM, VON SPAR, ATELIERTHEREMIN, ZIRKON, TURZI, NIGHT TERRORS, and DJs including Tim Gane and Joe Dilworth. Woah!
More info on the festival here.
Very exciting news! Warm Digits have been asked to support Goblin at The Sage Gateshead on 24 Feb. We’re on at 8.00pm. Please note tickets are selling fast. Book at the Sage website here.
Part of Weekend of Wonders at The Sage Gateshead. The weekend, celebrating the weird and the wonderful in film and music, begins with a rare opportunity to see Italian cult horror film soundtrack band Goblin perform live – including clips of some of their most iconic horror moments. A true cult institution, Goblin are part of the fabric of Italian horror.
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.
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
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 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.