Pow! That’s the impact that the new Warm Digits album ‘Wireless World’ has on you as it opens up with the track ‘Two to Four Degrees’. A driving drum beat, synths firing in the stereo spectrum, guitars tearing through a range of riffs.
The frantic pace and feel of this first track are something of a theme throughout the instrumental tracks on the album, with drum fills dotted throughout the wall of synthesis on the likes of ‘Victims of Geology’ and title track ‘Wireless World’.
There are more atmospheric moments too, both within individual tracks and on the three interlude-esq tracks ‘Always On’, ‘Deluge and Delusion’ and ‘Mute Ocean’. We’re big fans of the more poppy vocal offerings like ‘The Rumble and the Tremor‘ with its Bloodhound Gang meets Hot Chip feel, and the grinding funk of ‘End Times’ which are a great access point to the band if you’ve not heard their sounds before.
Brought together, this collection of tracks is a frenetic showcase of the versatility of this Newcastle duo. How will they pull it off live? Catch them on tour to find out.
17 August – Brecon Beacons National Park
24 August – Prince Albert, Brighton
25 August – The Lexington, London
01 September – The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne
02 September – Manchester Psych Fest
02 September – Northern Quarter, Manchester
05 November – The Cluny, Newcastle upon Tyne
02 December – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds