Dance-floors, remember those? The latest offering from Bicep couldn’t be more chill and I’m still: Get. Me. To. The. Rave.
‘Saku’ is the third single from the duo’s forthcoming album ‘Isles’, out January 22nd on Ninja Tune. The melancholic track follows on from recent single ‘Apricots’, which was released alongside a soulful and disorienting stop-motion video by director Mark Jenkin.
Giving us more clues about the sonic direction of the new album, Bicep explain: “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.”
Bicep have also announced news of a new global livestream performance on February 26th.
Comprising an extended live performance, with additional warm-up act to be announced, the show will be filmed in London and will feature visuals from close collaborator Black Box Echo.
The broadcast will be another opportunity to experience a mixture of reimagined versions of tracks from Bicep’s back catalogue as well as new tunes from upcoming album “Isles” across an extended set.