Bicep have released the single ‘Meli (II)’ which is the follow-up from their 2021 track, ‘Meli’.
As well as this new track, the duo also have revealed that they will be headlining their biggest live show this winter at Alexandra Palace on December 3.
Since the release of ‘Isles’ they promised that the live versions would be “much, much harder” which they are delivering with this ‘Meli (II)’.
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“‘Meli (I)’ was a beatless track on ‘Isles Deluxe’,” Bicep explain. “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.”
Bicep recently closed Glastonbury on the West Holts stage where they performed classics such as ‘Glue’ and ‘Apricots’ along with their new unreleased track ‘Meli (II)’.
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Since Glastonbury, Bicep will be off performing at Primavera, Parklife, Wide Awake, AVA, Field Day; and sold-out North American shows at NYC’s Knockdown Center and The Warfield in San Francisco.
The follow-up to 2017 debut ‘Bicep’ was two years in the making, and well-received by fans and critics alike – earning the pair two Brit nominations for Best British Group and Breakthrough act. Mixmag also called it ‘one of the defining dance music albums of 2021’.
Listen to ‘Meli (II)’ here.
Tickets for Bicep's headlining show go live here from 10:AM on Friday.
Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter