#AlbumReview A frenetic showcase of the versatility of this Newcastle duo
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
Warm Digits ‘Wireless World’ is out now on Memphis Industries.
#NewMusic from London, England
London x Rome duo Malihini (Giampaolo Speziale and Federica Caiozzo) have announced their debut headline show at The Waiting Room, London on 2nd October and entreated us all to join them with their new single ‘Miss’.
The hypnotically repetitive tinkle of the hook acts as the backbone to the song as it evolves. The layering of expansive bass drones, swirls of guitars and soft, delicate vocals from Caiozzo over the top of Speziale’s Brandon Boyd-esq lead culminates in a descending three chord explosion of sound.
Malihini ‘Miss’ is out now via Memphis Industries.
#NewMusic from Newcastle, England x Stony Point, USA
Newcastle duo Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis (a.k.a Warm Digits) have dropped ‘The Rumble and the Tremor’ a bounding synth-pop belter with vocals from Devon Sproule, as a teaser for their forthcoming album ‘Wireless World’.
The pumping up down of the bass, manic screeching of electronics, heavily effected guitars and layers of fast moving sharp synth runs gave us a Bloodhound Gang meets Hot Chip feel. Bringing those two together is a challenge, and one that these boys have taken on rather well. Sproule’s vocal is delivered in beautifully annunciated mildly condescending packages.
Warm Digits will release ‘Wireless World’ on Memphis Industries on Friday 4 August 2017.