BICEP SHARE VIDEO FOR “AURA” Debut Album Bicep out this Friday on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music
Ahead of their debut self-titled album release this Friday, Bicep – the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson – today release their first ever official music video for recent single “Aura”. Premiering on NPR, the video was directed by Matilda Finn, who is just off the back of directing “Lost” by Danny Brown.
The video, which was inspired by the definition of Aura – the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place – is a journey into a dream sequence where the viewer follows an elusive figure and those that are drawn to him on a journey to the edges of humanity.
The album Bicep out this Friday September 1 on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music is the perfect summation of the duo’s career to date – it’s a sonic tour of their history touching the cornerstones of underground club culture. Matt and Andy have pulled off the rarest of feats, to make a singularly unique electronic record founded on the blueprint of classic house, techno, electro and Italo disco, but flipped and morphed into a fresh design bearing the unique Bicep sonic signature. It’s a perfectly succinct album: loose, raw and energetic enough for the dancefloor, yet refined, artfully composed and contemplative enough for home listening. It is undoubtedly one of THE dance albums of the year.
Earlier this year Bicep took Coachella and Primavera Sound festivals by storm and sold out their recent London show at Village Underground in 3 minutes flat. Following the album’s release, they’ll embark on an extensive live headline world tour including a stop at Electric Brixton in London.
PRAISE FOR BICEP
“A slice of tranquil breakbeat better suited for sunrise
comedowns than peak-hours sets.”
Pitchfork on “Glue”
“They’re leading a new wave of eclectic electronic music
that prizes curatorial taste above all else.”
NPR, Songs We Love for “Aura”
“Sending shockwaves through dancefloors
across the world.”
Mixmag on “Aura”
“Stormy lead single.”
THUMP on “Aura”
“Bicep has harnessed and unleashed aural magicality
across Aura’s bubbly synth melodies and
Bicep by Bicep is out Friday September 1 on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music
Pre-order it here: https://Inertia.lnk.to/Bicep
Featured Photo Credit : Ben Price