WARM DIGITS aka Newcastle based Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis will be releasing their third album Wireless World, and first for Memphis Industries on 4th August.
In the words of legendary DJ/producer Andrew Weatherall, Warm Digits create “Machine funk kraut-a-delia – it’s rather lovely!” Warm Digits’ brew of live drums, guitar and electronics betray a love of Neu!, Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, My Bloody Valentine and Boards Of Canada. Motorik percussion, electronic basslines, Keith Levene-style guitar chops and squelchy analogue warmth are accompanied by live visuals in performances that have graced the Psych Fests of both London and Liverpool, seen them support the likes of Goblin, Modeselektor, ESG, St. Etienne, Moon Duo and many more, toured the UK with British Sea Power and blown the audience away at Supersonic and many other festivals. Their blistering live sets of “krautophonic blizzard-wave” have to be seen to be believed.
For their new recording, the band have sharpened up the elements of their sound for a set of crisp, propulsive and melodically rich songs, and for the first time on selected songs have collaborated with some of their favourite vocalists: Peter Brewis of Field Music, Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne, Devon Sproule, and Mia La Metta of Beards.
Wireless World is loosely themed around a present-day that teeters between progress and collapse. The band explain, “Our experience of the world and our states of mind are shaped and thrilled by unimaginably exciting leaps in technology, and yet that world will only last for a few moments as we fail to find a way to act collectively on rising temperatures, the failures of democracy and the unstoppable hunger for exploitation of the ground under our feet. This record is our attempt to make music from our experience of this present that teeters between celebration and devastation.”
With the unveiling of their new single, “Better Friction” comes the announcement of a tour in support of the record. The run includes a London date at The Lexington on 25th August, as well as performances at Green Man and Manchester Psych Fest.
Warm Digits live:
15 July – Sunderland, Summer Steers Festival TICKETS
18 August – Breacon, Green Man Festival TICKETS
24 August – Brighton, The Prince Albert TICKETS
25 August – London, The Lexington TICKETS
01 September – Newcastle, The Cluny (album launch show) TICKETS
02 September – Manchester Psych Fest TICKETS
05 November – Newcastle, The Cluny (with Field Music) TICKETS
02 December – Leeds, Us vs. Them @ Brudenell Social Club TICKETS