Belfast-born, London-based duo Bicep (Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson) will release their hotly anticipated second album, “Isles”, on 22 January 2021 on Ninja Tune.
Two years in the making, “Isles” expands on the artful energy of their 2017 debut “Bicep”, while digging deeper into the sounds, experiences and emotions that have influenced their lives and work.
Lead single ‘Apricots’ encapsulates these disparate influences perfectly. The accompanying video is directed by BAFTA winning director Mark Jenkin. ‘Atlas’, the first track from the new album, was released to massive acclaim in March 2020, its euphoric energy and bittersweet heft hit all the harder in uncertain times.
Bicep’s globe-trotting sound was forged as their own rapid ascent through the musical ranks began after starting their legendary FeelMyBicep blog in 2008, its humble trove of Italo, house and disco deep cuts grew into a runaway success.
“Bicep” was followed by a massively successful tour, which saw them raise the roof at Primavera, Coachella and Glastonbury before a triumphant three-night sold-out run of shows at Printworks in London. They sold out two forthcoming Brixton Academy shows in a matter of minutes. Additional headline dates across the UK, EU and US are hoped for in 2021, including a headline slot at Field Day in London, as well as performances at Parklife, Roskilde, Creamfields, Primavera, MELT!
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