The Belfast duo have unveiled the LP's lead single, "Aura."
Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson's first LP took roughly one and a half years to record, crafting around 60 demos in their London studio before whittling them down to the 12 tracks that appear on Bicep. They describe the album as a "mixed bag," inspired by classic house, techno, electro, Italo and experimental music.
"We think the album itself is more on the home-listening side, but there are some tracks which will work in clubs as well," they say. "We also focused on really making sure that the mix-down was suited to headphones and home listening."
The duo's first productions surfaced in 2010. They still run their much-loved Feel My Bicep blog, which began in 2008 and has since grown to include a record label and club night. After a sprinkling of live shows in 2016, McBriar and Ferguson will head out on a world tour in 2017, with stops at festivals like Glastonbury, Melt! and Dekmantel.
Listen to lead single "Aura."
Ninja Tune will release Bicep on September 1st, 2017.
Photo credit: Ben Price
Jun 22 Silver Hayes at Glastonbury 2.., Worthy Farm, West + Wales Jun 24 Roskilde Festival 201.., Roskilde Festival Ground, Denmark Jun 26 Hideout Festival 2017, Zrce Beach, Croatia Jul 01 Modular Festival, Park Maasboulevard, Rotterdam Jul 09 Strobe Klub - .., Montreux Music & Convention Center, Switzerland Jul 11 Mosaic by Maceo, Pacha Ibiza, Ibiza Jul 14 Oval Space Music x After Dark with B.., Oval Space, London Jul 14 Lovebox Festival 2017, Victoria Park, London Jul 15 Melt Festival 2017 - Saturday, Ferropolis, Leipzig Aug 02 Dekmantel Festival 2017, Amsterdamse Bos, Amsterdam Aug 05 Bicep (Live) + Hammer, The Liquid Room, Edinburgh Aug 10 Into The Factory, Stora Vika, Sweden Aug 12 Flow Festival 2017 - Day.., Suvilahti Power Plant, Finland Sep 13 Reworks Festival 2017, TBA - Greece, Greece Sep 20 Bicep (Live), TBA - Greece, Greece Sep 22 Bicep (Live), Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool Sep 28 Treatment presents Bicep.., Tramshed Cardiff, West + Wales Sep 29 Bicep (Live), Concorde 2, South + East Sep 30 AVA presents: BICEP L.., The Ulster Hall, Northern Ireland Oct 13 Bicep (Live), The Echoplex, Los Angeles Oct 14 Bicep (Live), TBA - New York, New York Oct 19 Bicep (Live), Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam Oct 26 Bicep (Live), The Old Firestation, South + East Oct 27 Bicep (Live), Hope Works, North Oct 28 Bicep (Live), Canal Mills, Leeds Nov 03 Bicep (Live), Le Petit Salon, Lyon Nov 04 Pitchfork Music Festival - Bicep (Li.., TBA - Paris, Paris Nov 11 Bicep - Live + Special Guests, Electric Brixton, London Nov 18 Bicep (Live), TBA - Manchester, Manchester Nov 23 Bicep (Live), Kesselhaus, Berlin Nov 24 Bicep (Live), Kino Luna, Poland Nov 25 Bicep (Live), Nitsa, Barcelona Nov 30 Bicep (Live), Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow Dec 02 Bicep (Live), The Rainbow Warehouse, Midlands