We’ve just booked a load of exciting shows for the autumn. Supersonic festival (Birmingham), Incubate festival (Tilburg, NL), Split festival (Sunderland), Capstone Theatre (Liverpool)… all the details are on our gigs page now.
Here’s three live videos filmed at Andrew Weatherall’s “Live From Outer Space” night at The Garage, London, on 17th Feb 2012. Presented by Sub-Sonic Live, part of Fred Perry’s Subculture programme. Many thanks to Andrew Weatherall, Fred Perry Subculture and the filmmakers De Facto.
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.
Production legend Justin Robertson – songwriter, creator of cosmic disco dub, Balearic love and bespoke techno – has served up a pair of lovely remixes of two songs from our album, “Trans-Pennine Express” and “Grapefruit”, which are available now on Soundcloud. Check em out!
Warm Digits’ next show is at the Distraction Records 10th Anniversary Alldayer:
Celebrating ten years of “music for the strange kid at school”, Newcastle’s Distraction Records present an all-day event featuring Warm Digits, Necro Deathmort, Jazzfinger and Summer Night Air among others. Expect cosmic kraut disco, dub-laced metal, electronic drone, blissful ambient, and other diverse musical excursions for any self-respecting fan of adventurous sounds.
We’re very excited to be playing our next London show on 17th Feb, at the request of Andrew Weatherall for his club night, “Love From Outer Space”. This special edition – “Live From Outer Space” is staged by Subsonic Live
Fri 17th Feb 2012 / The Garage, Highbury Corner / Tickets £5
Legends Room: OPTIMO
Discovery Room: Scott Fraser & Timothy J. Fairplay
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.
FRIDAY 27th JAN 2012
Jam Jah – Allington House, DH1 3ET
FRIDAY 17th FEB 2012
Andrew Weatherall Presents “A LOVE FROM OUTER SPACE”
WARM DIGITS + NIGHT ANGLES
DJs: ANDREW WEATHERALL + SEAN JOHNSTON + OPTIMO (ESPACIO)
The Garage, Islington
£5 + BF – Tickets
“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.
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
Here’s a mindblowing handmade 16mm film by our friends Deborah Bower, Mat Fleming and Annette Knol using our tune “Weapons Destruction” from the forthcoming Warm Digits album.