People of the North East, get ready to brace for the impact of an electronic groove that will be finding itself enveloping the space of The Cluny towards the end of June as Newcastle’s very own Warm Digits make their way to the renowned, independent venue.
Warm Digits was created by two local EDM enthusiasts, Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis. Legendary British techno DJ and Producer Andrew Weatherall has expressed how the pair creates “Machine funk kraut-a-delia”, and this is a statement that can certainly be seen in their production of brewing drums, guitar and electronics to showcase a love and link towards dance and EDM artists such as Kraftwerk, Boards of Canada and Giorgio Moroder.
Alongside their live shows exists an atmosphere of the psychedelic; as the landscape fills with the hitting sounds of electronic basslines and motoric percussion, it becomes struck with ‘squelchy analogue’ and a show of vorpal lights and mirage imagery to highlight the sensations that Warm Digits bring forth.
Having released two albums already, Warm Digits has only recently released another compilation of trance Kraftwerk-esque music under the title of ‘Wireless World.’ For their new recording, the band has sharpened up the elements of their sounds for a set of crisp, propulsive and melodically-rich songs – and for the first time, on selected songs, they’ve collaborated with vocalists from their inspirations, such as my personal favourite, Sarah Cracknell of Saint Etienne (‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’).
Warm Digits will be showering their EDM concoction at The Cluny on Friday 29th June. Tickets, priced at £12.00 in advance, are available from thecluny.com. Doors open at 7:30pm.