Warm Digits, aka Newcastle electronica duo Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis, have revealed the new video for Better Friction, taken from their recently released third album Wireless world, which dropped through the ever brilliant Memphis Industries. Of the track, Jefferis says “Better Friction” argues that no form of power or technology is without its own mythology. “Better Friction, Better Fiction…” Some energies are better than others; some stories can move a mountain or drown an island. In the video, Mia la Metta is rehoused in a BBC Micro graphics card as 8 bit starbursts and flowers unfurl.”
It’s a stomping electro-glam slice of uplifting pop, which screeching synths, warm harmonies and a tune that’ll get them shoes dancing. Throw in a little bit of Peter Hook treble on the bass, and this sort of Go! Team mish mash of everything thats good and wholesome and it’s frankly to die for.
Check out the video, full of BBC Micro and ASCII graphics, courtesy of Keith Farquharson.
Warm Digits are on tour throughout spring and summer 2018. Please read on for a full list of dates, and for more information on Wireless World.
Warm Digits live
28 April – Reading, Are You Listening? Festival
04 May – Manchester, Band on the Wall*
05 May – Bristol, The Lantern, w/Vessels
06 May – Glasgow, Stag & Dagger Festival
12 May – Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast*
13 May – Leeds, Brudenell Community Rooms*
15 May – Sheffield, Plug*
26 May – Kent, Alfresco Festival
09 June – London, The Pickle Factory
29 June – Newcastle, The Cluny
30 June – Berwick-upon-Tweed, Holmesfest
01 July – Ayrshire, Kelburn Garden Party
21 July – North Yorkshire, Deer Shed Festival
22 July – Macclesfield, Bluedot Festival
08 Sept – Portmeirion, Festival No. 6