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!
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
Orders will be despatched a few days before release day. Orders via bandcamp are a quid more expensive to compensate for their cut, but you do get a bonus track – Happiness is a Warm Digit – as part of your download and you get Weapons Destruction to download right away! Oh yes, and each vinyl will come with a download card, as all vinyls should do these days.
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.
We are very excited to tell you that our debut album, “Keep Warm… with the Warm Digits”, is now ready for release.
“Keep Warm” will be released on double gatefold vinyl and download, on September 5th, onDistraction Records.
The songs on this record developed our of our totally improvised early gigs, gradually coalescing into a set of crisp, propulsive pieces. We aim for a brew of metronomic rhythms, snowstorm guitar and radiophonic electronics, dual-laptop electro, swathes of no-wave guitar and frantic free jazz drumming; 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.
We’ll be posting more about the record including films and downloads in the build-up to release. We will also be playing a launch gig in Newcastle-upon-Tyne followed by dates around the UK, details of which we’ll post here when we have them.
We just discovered that our Warm Digits remix of UNKLE’s “Natural Selection” is now available to download from Itunes, for the recession-busting price of 79 new pence, for anyone who missed it first time around. (It’s Track 11 from “The Answer”.)
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.
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.