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Bicep release festival live favourite ‘Meli (II)’

Bicep release festival live favourite ‘Meli (II)’

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Fresh from Glasto, Forbidden Fruit and Primavera Sound on the festival trail, Bicep have released a souped-up version of a track from their deluxe Isles album.

This new version of ‘Meli (II)’ builds on the beatless version, ‘Meli (I)’, on that deluxe re-issue, a sort of refix of something they never were happy with until now.

“Truth be told we just couldn’t get a drum version right in the studio throughout the pandemic, there were many failed demo versions whilst we were working on ‘Isles’, it just never felt like it worked. We always knew there was room for this version though, hence naming the original “Meli (I)”. “Meli (II)” was formed slowly on the road. Each week we changed the drums a bit, the structure and generally allowed the crowd to inform the process. It was great to grow the track in this way, it felt like a very organic way of working.”

There’s also a live version of the track from BBC Glasto coverage:

There are loads of live dates on the cards for Bicep still, including a newly-announce Ally Pally show on December 3rd before the end of the year.

Bicep Live Dates:

2022
07-01 – EUROCKEENNES, BELFORT, FR
07-02 – ROCK WERCHTER, LEUVEN, BE
07-03 – DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE, BEUNINGEN, NL
07-08 – BBK LIVE, BILBAO, ES
07-29 – POP MESSE, BRNO, CZ
07-30 –AUDIORIVER, PŁOCK, PL
08-20 – GREEN MAN, BRECON BEACONS, UK
08-21 – OTHERLANDS, PERTH, UK
08-28 – CREAMFIELDS NORTH, DARESBURY, UK
09-04 – AMNESIA, IBIZA, ES
09-17 – PRIMAVERA, LA, US
09-18 – DENVER, US
09-21 – CHICAGO, US
09-22 – AUSTIN, US
09-24 – PORTOLA, SF, US
09-24 – FORT MIFFLIN, PHILLY, US (DJ)
10-14 – FÅLLAN, STOCKHOLM, SE
10-15 – VEGA (EARLY), COPENHAGEN, DK
10-15 – VEGA (LATE) COPENHAGEN, DK
10-16 – ROCKEFELLER, OSLO, NO
10-27 – ZENITH, PARIS, FR
10-28 – LOTTO ARENA, ANTWERP, BE
10-29 – 013, TILBURG, NL
10-30 – UFO VELODROM, BERLIN, DE
11-01 – ZOOM, FRANKFURT, DE
11-02 – CARLSWERK, COLOGNE, DE
11-03 – EXPO XXI, WARSAW , PL
11-05 – CLUB TO CLUB, TORINO, IT
12-03 – ALEXANDRA PALACE, LONDON, UK
12-30 – WILDLANDS, PERTH, AU
12-30 – BEYOND THE VALLEY, MELB, AU

2023
01-01 – FIELD DAY, SYDNEY, AU
01-03 – FORUM, MELBOURNE, AU
01-04 – FORUM, MELBOURNE, AU
01-06 – TIVOLI, BRISBANE, AU
01-07 – WILDLANDS, QUEENSLAND, AU
01-08 – WILDLANDS, ADELAIDE, AU
01-11 – ENMORE, SYDNEY, AU