You can now hear and download three songs from our forthcoming album on our Soundcloud page or via the player on the right.
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, on Distraction 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.
Thanks to Scene Not Herd blog for making Warm Digits their New Band of the Week – check out their piece on the band here.
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”.)
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!
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