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.

End Times sleeve

Thanks to Distraction Records and Alt Vinyl, here’s the deluxe vinyl edition of “Interchange”:

You get the album on 180g vinyl, a hand-screenprinted sleeve by Sam Grant at Blank Studios, with two additional prints as inserts (adapted stills from the films), a dvd of the experimental film for “Interchange”, a download code – and it’s all limited to 250 copies.  Available right now for mail order.

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.

FIELD MUSIC & WARM DIGITS – BBC Radio 3 Late Junction Session
10″ Vinyl / digital download



“It’s exciting and quite scary to try and do something where you don’t know what you’re going to play before, there’s no repetition, you try and base everything you play on either responding to what other people have played or trying to lead everybody else. It’s quite difficult, it’s completely out of our comfort zone, but it’s a good experience to try it.”
David Brewis, Field Music.

When Warm Digits released their Keep Warm. . . with the Warm Digits album, it tickled BBC Radio 3 Late Junction’s interest enough for them to invite them for a session. So in early December, they spent a day at BBC Maida Vale Studios with multi-instrumentalists Field Music. Armed with an array of guitars, two drumkits and keyboards that were freshly plundered from the Maida Vale cupboards, they composed and recorded four completely new pieces of music together on the day, and these formed their session for Late Junction, originally broadcast on 26th January 2012.

You will, surely, all know Field Music: Sunderland’s David and Peter Brewis from, who’ve released a chain of glorious, uniquely coiled and beguiling melodic pop albums over the last seven years with their latest, Plumb, being their best yet, and recently nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Marc Riley says they’re currently the best band in the country, and that sounds about right to us. Warm Digits are “krauttronic blizzardwave” duo Steve Jefferis and Andrew Hodson, who have had rave reviews from the likes of Andrew Weatherall for their astounding multi-sensory live performances, debut album, and remixes for UNKLE, Maximo Park and Yeti Lane.

The first track, Elements of the Sun, is based around how the debut Warm Digits album was made. Built around an arpeggiated Moog bassline, the four jam over the top, “discovering” the song as it plays; it’s reminiscent of Cluster remixing Fleetwood Mac. Travelodge Blues is based around Igor Stravinsky’s octotonic scale; a brooding melody is constantly retained throughout a metronomic structure, slowly becoming more manic, urgent and discordant, before drenching itself in intricate fuzz. Snow Watch is the foursome’s effort at creating a drumless track, keeping it as minimalistic as possible, but still retaining a harmonic hook, and leaving plenty of room for chance, as well as staying melodic throughout. Higgs – untitled at the time of the session – is the most groove-based of the four tracks on offer. Again, it originates from a synthesized bass loop, with an added dash of improvised melody and a double-drumkit rhythm section, rounding off a fantastic and varied session on this limited release.

You can order the 10″ vinyl NOW for immediate dispatch from the Distraction Records website or Bandcamp page, or you can download the audio from Bandcamp too.

More info:
BUY from Bandcamp (vinyl/download)
BUY from Distraction website (vinyl only)
Field Music website

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.

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.

“Keep Warm… with the Warm Digits” is our first album and it is OUT NOW on Distraction Records of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, on deluxe double gatefold vinyl and download.

You can mail-order the vinyl (with download card) here and here, buy a download via Bandcamp, Amazon or itunes, stream it on Spotify, or buy it in person in Newcastle at RPM and Beatdown.

Hear three songs from the album over at Soundcloud, or watch a film accompanying “Weapons Destruction” here.

Andrew Weatherall says it’s “machine funk kraut-a-delia. It’s rather lovely!”. The album gives you ten tracks of metronomic rhythms, snowstorm guitar and radiophonic electronics; taking our cue from the hypnotic repetition of Neu!, the textural overload of My Bloody Valentine, the glacial otherworldliness of Emeralds, and the sensuous modernity of cosmic disco. There are hints in the mix too of Eno, Giorgio Moroder and Holy Fuck, along with a pinch of Brian Eno-esque melody. Get to it!

Tracklisting:

Warm Welcome
Keep Warm
Trans-Pennine Express
Weapons Destruction
Grapefruit
One Track Groove (Living Stereo)
The Surplus Of Seeing
A Warm Front, Coming From The North
The World In Small Doses
Here Come The Warm Digits