Bicep have announced a digital deluxe version of ‘Isles’, their critically-acclaimed album released January 2021.
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’.
Three bonus tracks, ‘Siena (Feat. Clara La San), ‘Light’ and ‘Meli’ feature on the deluxe, released today. ‘Siena’ was a track the pair mulled over, saying:
“This track took many forms in the demo stage including much more melodic versions and multiple vocal directions. In the end, a much more restrained track felt best, letting Clara's vocals shine. We're both excited to develop this and explore the other versions in our live shows.”
The duo has kept busy during the pandemic – headlining at the BBC 6 Music Festival and broadcasting from London’s Saatchi Gallery to fans in over 70 countries, and plan to keep this up as lockdown restrictions ease – with three sold out shows planned for London’s O2 Academy Brixton alongside a UK and EU tour. Appearances at Field Day, Parklife, Wilderness and Creamfields are also planned.
Find the digital deluxe here – and find Bicep’s Live dates below.
Bicep Live Dates:
07 Aug: Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire, UK
27 Aug: Creamfields, Daresbury, UK
29 Aug: Field Day, London, UK
09 Sep: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
10 Sep: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
10 Sept: Electric Brixton Afterparty, London, UK
11 Sep: O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
11 Sep: Electric Brixton Afterparty, London, UK
12 Sep: Parklife Festival, Manchester, UK
30 Sep: District 8, Dublin, IE
01 Oct: District 8, Dublin, IE
02 Oct: Telegraph Building, Belfast, UK
29 Oct: AB, Brussels, BE
30 Oct: Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, NL
31 Oct: Triannon, Paris, FR
01 Nov: Triannon, Paris, FR
04 Dec: WHP, Manchester, UK
*Subject to rescheduling due to COVID
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