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.