Bicep have shared the final taster from their upcoming album, with the trip-inducing brand new single ‘Sundial’.
The Belfast boys have delivered yet again on the track and are proving exactly why they are currently one of the most exciting artists operating in the dance arena right now. ‘Sundial’ is the fourth single to be taken from their forthcoming highly anticipated sophomore album, Isles, shared on January 22nd through Ninja Tune.
Last year, the duo first gave fans a taste of what to expect from the record with the infectious, ‘Atlas’, back in March and since then have shared ‘Apricots’ and ‘Saku’ which all hint towards Bicep having no issues following the success of their debut. ‘Sundial’ is another triumph from the electronic act, who continue to make their ascent to UK dance royalty.
Commenting on the track, Bicep note: “This is probably one of the simplest tracks on the album, it grew from a faulty Jupiter 6 arp recording. Our trigger isn’t working properly and the arp skips notes randomly.
“This was a small segment taken from a recording of Andy just playing the arp live whilst we were just trying to figure out what was going wrong. We actually loved what it had produced and wrote some chords around it, guided by the feeling of this recording.”
Isles is the follow-up to their acclaimed 2017 eponymous debut, which elevated their status to the UK dance scene’s pantheon. The title of the record deals with growing up in Northern Ireland and the strangeness of growing up in such a divided place. Members Andy Ferguson and Matt McBriar come from different cultural backgrounds but bonded through a love of rave culture.
“We’re not religious, but we’re both from different religious backgrounds,” McBriar previously said about the influence Ireland had on the record. “There was always a lot of interest in us talking about those issues, but we always felt that one of the things we loved about dance music was that freedom it gave you to be released from talking about those things.”
Pour yourself out a drink, get loose and play ‘Sundial’ on full-blast.