CANCELLED | Warm Digits

live + signing (1pm | free entry)

Saturday, 4th April 2020

Rough Trade East

Doors 12:30pm
On-stage 1:00pm
Signing after show

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Unfortunately this event has been CANCELLED, due to travel restrictions and health concerns around Coronavirus. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. We appreciate your support and understanding. RT (18/03/20)

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This event is FREE ENTRY, with the option to pre-order an ALBUM/ TICKET, and we will have your guaranteed album ready and waiting to collect on the day of this in-store.

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TIMES:

12.30pm | Album/ Ticket collection

1.00pm | Live on-stage

1.45pm | Album signing

Please note: Stage times are subject to change.

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Warm Digits

Warm Digits are Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis. After an apprenticeship in countless experimental electronic outfits of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne underground scene, the pair began Warm Digits as a techno-influenced laptop duo, over time evolving into an instrumental, improvised brew of electronics, drums and guitars. This is the sound heard on their first two albums, “Keep Warm… with the Warm Digits” and “Interchange”, the latter being an AV concept album about the Tyne & Wear Metro system arising from a stint as artists in residence at the city’s museum. Their breakthrough album (and first for Memphis Industries), "Wireless World", sharpened their melodic sensibilities and introduced guest vocals from Field Music and Sarah Cracknell, amongst others, and garnered plaudits from BBC 6Music including an "Album of the Day" slot and a 6 week playlist place for “Growth of Raindrops”. A phenomenal live act, they have graced the stages of Bluedot, Green Man and Festival No.6 in recent years.

The band have taken part in an array of collaborations and multimedia projects, notably writing and performing the film score for Asunder, a collaboration with Field Music and Royal Northern Sinfonia, writer Bob Stanley and filmmaker Esther Johnson on a documentary film exploring the impact of World War One on the North-East. They’ve recorded a BBC Radio 3 session with Field Music, and remixed the Manic Street Preachers, Dutch Uncles, The Orielles, Teleman, and UNKLE.

Warm Digits are the thunderous motorik space-disco duo with a pounding post-punk pulse. On their new album "Flight of Ideas", the band make a call to arms: when we all think our ideas are right, what are the costs of never believing you could be wrong? Looking back to the history of psychology to find out what happens when ideas outlive their sell-by date, with their vocal guests they set up a blistering musical exchange between fluorescent agit-funk, primary-coloured synth-bounce and fizzing sheets of guitar noise. The LP features vocal contributions from Maximo Park’s Paul Smith, The Lovely Eggs, The Orielles, Rozi Plain and the Delgados’ Emma Pollock.

On this album, Warm Digits burst into technicolour, with a record that effortlessly captures the kaleidoscopic abandon of their rapturously-received live shows while moving into increasingly accessible and tuneful territory. “Flight Of Ideas” embraces a musically bright-eyed, even cautiously optimistic approach, filled with shameless melodicism and a more song-based sound, while never losing sight of the sonic hurricane that remains at the band’s core. Whether you dream of Can playing with the Chemical Brothers in an exploding fireworks factory, or if you’d rather hear Gang Of Four jamming with Giorgio Moroder on Jupiter, Warm Digits will turn your desires into reality.

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