New Bicep Will Make You Want to Glue Your Headphones to Your Ears

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The boys of Bicep are back with the second single titled “Glue” off their upcoming self-title debut LP, a tight breakbeat loop that layers a perfect balance of stuttered and swooning synths, followed by a heavenly vocal line.

The track serves to illustrate their understanding of the history of their music as well as a nod of sorts to their predecessors. If there was a tribute album to Orbital that wasn’t covers or remixes, then ‘Glue’ would surely be on it.

While this is a bit different in terms of composition, it fits right in with Bicep’s catalog. If ‘Aura‘ was a kind of extension of ‘Dahlia,’ then ‘Glue’ is breaking new, though not unfamiliar ground, which I hope they continue to build on from here on out.

If you happen to live in the UK or Europe, then you’re in luck as they’ll be touring the area through November. If you’re stateside, then you’ll want to make sure you’re on one coast or the other come mid-October. Full dates below.

Check out ‘Glue’ below and check out options for the Pre-order out Sept 1st on Ninja Tune.

Tour dates: 
04/08/17 – DEKMANTEL FESTIVAL – AMSTERDAM – NL
05/08/17 – THE LIQUID ROOM – EDINBURGH – UK*
12/08/17 – FLOW FESTIVAL – HELSINKI – FI
01/09/17 – ELECTRIC PICNIC – STRADBALLY – IE
16/09/17 – REWORKS FESTIVAL – THESSALONIKI – GR*
20/09/17 – BLITZ – MUNICH – DE
22/09/17 – INVISIBLE WIND FACTORY – LIVERPOOL – UK
28/09/17 – TRAMSHED – CARDIFF – UK*
29/09/17 – CONCORDE II – BRIGHTON – UK*
30/09/17 – AVA  PRESENTS – ULSTER HALL – BELFAST – UK*

05/10/17 – CONTRA –  SEOUL (DJ) – KR
08/10/17 – CONTACT – TOKYO (DJ) – JP
13/10/17 – ECHO PLEX – LOS ANGELES – US
14/10/17 – TBA – NEW YORK – US
19/10/17 – PARADISO NOORD – AMSTERDAM – NL*
26/10/17 – THE OLD FIRE STATION – BOURNEMOUTH – UK*
27/10/17 – HOPE WORKS – SHEFFIELD – UK*
28/10/17 – CANAL MILLS – LEEDS – UK*

03/11/17 – LE PETIT SALON – LYON – FR
04/11/17 – PITCHFORK FESTIVAL – PARIS – FR
11/11/17 – ELECTRIC BRIXTON – LONDON – UK*
17/11/17 – MOTION – BRISTOL – UK

18/11/17 – WAREHOUSE PROJECT – MANCHESTER – UK*
23/11/17 – KESSELHAUS – BERLIN – DE*
24/11/17 – KINO LUNA – WARSAW – PL*
25/11/17 – NITSA – BARCELONA – ES*
30/11/17 – BAAD – GLASGOW – UK*
02/12/17 – RAINBOW WAREHOUSE – BIRMINGHAM – UK*

* HAMMER SUPPORTING

For more info visit: bicepmusic.com

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