Following the release of their hugely anticipated new album “Isles” on 22nd Jan, Bicep has announced a third show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton, on 9th September 2021. This is in addition to the two previously announced dates at the venue—both of which sold out in minutes—and comes alongside news that their new album has entered the UK midweek chart in the #1 spot, an outstanding achievement for an independent electronic artist.
Anyone who purchases, or has previously purchased the album ahead of 11:59 pm Wednesday 27th January from the Bicep, Ninja Tune or Bandcamp stores will gain access to the pre-sale for tickets to the new date, on sale 10 am Friday 29th January. Their two rescheduled Brixton shows will now take place on 10th & 11th September, with Bicep also scheduled to play previously announced headline dates which include Field Day in London, as well as performances at Roskilde, Creamfields, Primavera, MELT! And more.
London 2021 Dates:
09-Sep – O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK
10-Sep – O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK – SOLD-OUT
11-Sep – O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK – SOLD-OUT
(Subject to rescheduling due to COVID)
Ticket pre-sale links – https://bicep.lnk.to/isles-shop
“Isles” is an album which 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 clubbing in Belfast to their move to London a decade ago.
Their ‘Apricots’ single, released alongside a soulful and disorienting stop-motion video by BAFTA award-winning director Mark Jenkin was recently named Billboard’s #1 dance track of 2020, and has charted in the Billboard dance/electronic charts, hit #1 on the UK’s Shazam chart, was named ‘Hottest Record’ by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1—where it has also been playlisted for the past 9 weeks and counting. ‘Atlas’, the first track drawn from the record, was also included in multiple end-of-year best-of-lists, including DJ Mag’s ‘Track of the Year’, it also made both the BBC Radio 1 and Radio 6 playlists.
More recently, ‘Saku’—featuring vocals from Clara La San—was released to acclaim from the likes of The Observer, Mixmag, NME, Resident Advisor, and many more with Zane Lowe giving the track a first spin during his interview with the duo on Apple Music 1. With a subsequent video directed by David Bertram of Parisian creative studio Diplomats portraying a nightmarish world within the confines of a single stairwell.