Bicep to release first album on Ninja Tune

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  • The Belfast duo have unveiled the LP's lead single, "Aura."
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  • 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."
    Tracklist 01. Orca 02. Glue 03. Kites 04. Vespa 05. Ayaya 06. Spring 07. Drift 08. Opal 09. Rain 10. Ayr 11. Vale 12. Aura Ninja Tune will release Bicep on September 1st, 2017. Photo credit: Ben Price