Bicep – ISLES

Today, Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson have released their new album “Isles” on Ninja Tune and is available on cassette, CD, vinyl—including deluxe and picture disc versions—as well as all streaming platforms. Featuring the singles ‘Apricots’, ‘Atlas’, ’Saku’ and ’Sundial’, it is an album which expands on the artful energy of their 2017 self titled debut, while digging deeper into the sounds, experiences and emotions that have influenced their lives and work, from early days clubbing in Belfast to their move to London a decade ago.

The pair envisage “Isles” as “a snapshot in time” of their work, and ultimately one designed for home listening. “On an album, you want loads of detail for people listening at home” they said of the record, “the live version will be much, much harder”. 

With the live music & touring industry in a state of flux, and following the huge success of their 2020 ticketed livestream Bicep will return with another unique performance on February 26th 2021. Filmed at London’s Saatchi Gallery, and comprising an extended live performance, with additional warm-up act to be announced, the show will once again feature visuals from close BICEP LIVE collaborator Black Box Echo. 

As part of the release-day celebrations fans were able to upload videos of themselves using the “Isles” filter on Instagram—stepping into the studio Degau designed artwork—with the collected footage being projected tonight across landmarks in London and Belfast.

Design: Lyft

Label: NinjaTune


Daniel Avery – Love + Light

Daniel Avery returns with his third full-length album, Love + Light, a surprise release out now, digitally, via Phantasy, with ethereal artwork taken from an image by Avery’s tour photographer Keffer. A limited vinyl and CD release will follow, which you can pre-order now. The 2CD contains a limited bonus disc of ‘Falling Light’.

+ More Light

Due to limitations on how much music would could fit on a side of a physical record, 3 tracks were unfortunately cut from ‘Love + Light’. To address this, ‘More Light’ emerges early 2021 on a new 10” vinyl featuring ‘Darlinnn’, ‘Dream Distortion’ and ‘Katana’.


While you are over at Bandcamp check out the ‘Lone Swordsman’ 12″ vinyl.

All funds raised donated to Amnesty International in memory of Andrew Weatherall.

The 12″ will also contain an unreleased track titled ‘Petrol Blue’.

Pye Corner Audio – Where Things Are Hollow 2

Pye Corner Audio returns to Lapsus Records with a follow-up to his much-loved 2017 EP Where Things Are Hollow, Dedicated to Andrew Weatherall.

Renowned artists Alex Trochut and Basora have once again collaborated on this project, repeating the formula that made the artwork for “Where Things Are Hollow” such a collector’s item.

Design: Alex Trochut & Basora

Label: Lapsus Records

Buy: Bleep + Bandcamp

Various Artists WXAXRXP Box set

WXAXRXP Sessions series features ten specially selected sessions recorded for radio from across the history of the label, from Peel sessions in the very early days, right up to June’s WXAXRXP x NTS weekend. Available as a deluxe box set or as individual 12”s, these releases present each session in the highest quality adorned in beautiful packaging designed by Michael Oswell with photography by Synchrodogs.

Design: Michael Oswell

Label: Warp

Buy: Bleep