Bicep (Live) - Rainbow Venues

BICEP (LIVE)
+ HAMMER
& MANY MORE SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

SATURDAY DECEMBER 2ND
THE RAINBOW VENUES

We’re delighted to be welcoming back perhaps Electronic music’s hottest property at the moment ‘Bicep’ for the debut Live show in Birmingham in support of their debut LP released on September 1st via the

legendary Ninja Tune. Those of you who made it to the Feel My Bicep party in December will know they bring the heat and this is destined to be a very special show with a full lineup across 2 rooms to be announced.

BIO >

Bicep - the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson - are pleased to announce their self-titled debut album, a record that truly encapsulates their history and the distillation of their passion for music and club culture since their first release in 2010. It will be released on 1st September 2017 via Ninja Tune.

With the announcement, they share lead single (and album closer) ‘Aura’; a complex and propulsive club track that channels their love for all things synth related. Until now, Aura has simply been tagged as ‘Unreleased Bicep’ on countless bootleg recordings from recent gigs with thousands of streams, uploaded by fans trying desperately to ID and get their hands on the track. “It was a happy experiment… you might call it an accident,” they explain. “We’d been playing with this specific and very complicated gear-chain for a while but nothing worked, or didn’t feel musical enough… then it all just fell into place and ‘Aura’ appeared.”

Bicep are first and foremost music lovers with a deep-rooted knowledge and passion for music of all varieties. Having been introduced to electronic music through the likes of Aphex Twin and Laurent Garnier, they started digging deeper into IDM, italo, techno, electro, jungle & everything in between.

The album “Bicep” is the perfect summation of the duo’s career to date - it’s a sonic tour of their history touching the cornerstones of underground club culture. Matt and Andy have pulled off the rarest of feats, to make a singularly unique electronic record founded on the blueprint of classic house, techno, electro and Italo disco, but flipped and morphed into a fresh design bearing the unique Bicep sonic signature. It’s a perfectly succinct album: loose, raw and energetic enough for the dancefloor, yet refined, artfully composed and contemplative enough for home listening.

Their spirited, daring approach brings them into the Ninja Tune fold. “For us it’s important to be part of a label that looks broadly at music,” Matt says. “We felt no restrictions at Ninja to be pigeonholed,” continues Andy. Displaying a theme of technical experimentalism and a deft melodic touch which runs throughout the entire record, it’s this openness and no-rules approach to music making which has allowed Bicep to establish a unique position all their own on an increasingly crowded global dance stage.

DOORS: 10PM
LAST ENTRY: MIDNIGHT

TICKETS:
FIRST RELEASE: £22.50

AVAILABLE HERE:
https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Birmingham/The-Rainbow-Venues/Bicep-Live-/12996589/

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Lower Trinity Street, B9 4AG
Birmingham
02 December , Saturday 22:00

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