Following up their debut album, Bicep share a music video for ‘Glue’ along with two additional tracks in an EP package, available via Ninja Tune.
The Belfast duo Bicep continue their swift rise to the higher echelons of the electronic scene with a three-track EP titled ‘Glue‘, a release that is available digitally and on vinyl on November 3rd via Ninja Tune. Following up their sel-titled debut album in recent months, the pair have included two new tracks, ‘Metro’ and ‘DLR’ to join the already established ‘Glue’.
Both tracks support the title-track of the release, propelling the steady, galvanising atmosphere we come to expect from any Bicep tune; ‘Metro‘ delivers a weightless and airy vibe where as ‘DLR‘ looks to explore a more gradual approach, winding a gentle acid-tinged path. The EP showcases the versatility in Bicep‘s production arsenal, exhibiting their ability to blur the lines between big-room, raw and minimal dance cuts and perhaps even at times deliberately restrain tracks to fit a home-listening setting.
Inspired by the song’s homage to the rave era, Bicep share the video for ‘Glue‘ directed by Joe Wilson. A series of landscapes which revisit the sites once brought alive by the now infamous raves but today sit derelict and empty, retreating back to their former state with little to show of their impact they previously had on UK music culture.
The static shots offer space to reflect on the importance of these locations and how an abandoned lido, remote airfield and disused warehouse helped to shape the lives of a generation. Connected with the images are the hazy, fragmented recollections of those who were there, lifted from Youtube comment sections of the genre’s most defining sounds. Perhaps the most beautiful and poignant pieces of evidence from the time, they develop over a time of unity and euphoria, and a longing to be returned for just one more night.
Get yourself a copy of ‘Glue‘ via Ninja Tune.