- The Belfast duo have unveiled the LP's lead single, "Aura."
Bicep have signed to Ninja Tune for their self-titled debut album, coming out September 1st.
Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson's first LP took roughly one and a half years to record, crafting around 60 demos in their London studio before whittling them down to the 12 tracks that appear on Bicep. They describe the album as a "mixed bag," inspired by classic house, techno, electro, Italo and experimental music.
"We think the album itself is more on the home-listening side, but there are some tracks which will work in clubs as well," they say. "We also focused on really making sure that the mix-down was suited to headphones and home listening."
The duo's first productions surfaced in 2010. They still run their much-loved Feel My Bicep blog, which began in 2008 and has since grown to include a record label and club night. After a sprinkling of live shows in 2016, McBriar and Ferguson will head out on a world tour in 2017, with stops at festivals like Glastonbury, Melt! and Dekmantel.
Listen to lead single "Aura."
Ninja Tune will release Bicep on September 1st, 2017.
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