Bicep have dropped the third song from their forthcoming Isles album in January.
‘Saku’ features Clara La San on vocals and adds an eerie garage rhythm flavour to the Belfast duo’s music. La San previously collaborated with Warp Records maverick Yves Tumor on their 2020 album Heaven to a Tortured Mind.
“We aim to pull influences from a broad range of inspiration when we write music, our tracks often go through many iterations and directions before we settle on the final ingredients. ‘Saku’ feels like a good example of a hybrid for us. We drew from IDM and Footwork via 90s R’n’B, and it was amazing to work with Clara who totally gets that vibe. One of the early demos was 155 BPM and another actually used the vocal from ‘Apricots’ (before it became ‘Apricots’) pitched up. We also had a hang drum melody version but in the end we decided to keep Clara’s voice uncluttered”Bicep
After their livestreamed show this year, Bicep will be back with another on February 26th 2021 with an extended live performance, and additional warm-up act to be announced, the show will be filmed in London and will once again feature visuals from close live show collaborator Black Box Echo.
Bicep – ‘Apricots’ and Isles tracklist
Isles is released physically & digitally on January 22nd 2021 on Ninja Tune.
Tickets for the gig on sale now via bicepmusic.com.