Electronic duo Bicep release their new track ‘Saku’, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Isles’ out January 22nd via Ninja Tune. Featuring vocalist Clara La San—who has previously worked with the likes of Yves Tumor.
“We aim to pull influences from a broad range of inspiration when we write music, our tracks often go through many iterations and directions before we settle on the final ingredients.”
“‘Saku’ feels like a good example of a hybrid for us. We drew from IDM and Footwork via 90s R’n’B, and it was amazing to work with Clara who totally gets that vibe. One of the early demos was 155 BPM and another actually used the vocal from ‘Apricots’ (before it became ‘Apricots’) pitched up. We also had a hang drum melody version but in the end we decided to keep Clara’s voice uncluttered”
The attention grabbing drums are soothed with the sound of Clara’s voice giving this track a UK garage feel. The track gradually mutates into a more spaced out affair with sweeping synths sounding like the setting sun as we fade away to silence with the dying notes sounding like a church organ. Bliss.
Check it out, here
Following the huge success of their recent ticketed livestream Bicep will return with another unique performance on February 26th 2021. Comprising an extended live performance, with additional warm-up act to be announced, the show will be filmed in London and will once again feature visuals from close BICEP LIVE collaborator Black Box Echo. The broadcast will be another opportunity for fans to experience a mixture of reimagined versions of tracks from their back catalogue as well as new tunes from upcoming album “Isles” across an extended set.
Tickets for their upcoming live performance are on sale now via bicepmusic.com.
The duo hope to soon be able to announce details for their two forthcoming Brixton Academy shows—both of which sold-out in a matter of minutes, and amassed a 10,000 person waiting list once tickets were all gone—as well as additional headline dates across the UK, EU and US, including a headline slot at Field Day in London, as well as performances at Parklife, Roskilde, Creamfields, Primavera, MELT! And more.
2021 Tour Dates (subject to change):
18-Feb Triannon, Paris, FR
19-Feb Triannon, Paris, FR
09-Mar AB, Brussels, BE
26-Mar Telegraph Building, Belfast, UK
02-Apr District 8, Dublin, IE
03-Apr District 8, Dublin, IE
05-Jun Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
30-Jun Roskilde, Roskilde, DK
02-Jul Down the Rabbit Hole, Beuningen, NL
03-Jul Rock Werchter, Leuven, BE
09-Jul BBK Live, Bilbao, ES
10-Jul Field Day, London, UK
28-Aug Creamfields, Daresbury, UK
30-Oct Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, NL
04-Dec WHP, Manchester, UK
TBC O2 Academy Brixton, London , UK
TBC Electric Brixton Afterparty, London, UK
TBC O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
TBC SWG3 Glasgow, UK