Isles | 2LP
LABEL: Ninja Tune
PRODUCT TYPE: Vinyl
Bicep | Isles - 2LP
Release date: 22.01.2021
Two years in the making, ‘Isles’ expands on the artful energy of their 2017 debut ‘Bicep’, while digging deeper into the sounds, experiences and emotions that have influenced their lives and work, from early days in Belfast to their move to London a decade ago.
The album was released in January this year to widespread acclaim from critics and fans alike, with widespread and continued support across BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music. Described as "a tour de force of neon euphoria" (Resident Advisor), "brimming with restless energy" (Evening Standard), “one of the defining dance music albums of 2021” (Mixmag) and named The Guardian’s ‘Album of the Week’, it debuted at #2 on the UK Official Albums Chart, earning the duo two BRITs nominations—for Best British Group & Breakthrough Act—in the process.
Their recent headline performance for BBC 6 Music Festival followed their own hugely successful Global Livestream II—broadcast from London’s Saatchi Gallery and watched by fans in over 70 countries. With the prospect of venues and touring safely returning in the near future, Bicep will take their celebrated live show to a number of festival stages across the UK & EU, including a headline performance at Field Day, plus Parklife, Roskilde, Creamfields and MELT!, before three sold-out shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
12” gatefold sleeve on Curious Matter, printed colour and Pantone, three cover variations (selected at random). 2 x 140g 12” black vinyl housed in purple paper inner sleeves. Download code included.