Out now, the digital deluxe album comes with three new tracks, ‘Siena (Feat. Clara La San)’, ‘Light’, and ‘Meli (I)’. Speaking of ‘Siena’ BICEP say, “This track took many forms in the demo stage including much more melodic versions and multiple vocal directions. In the end, a much more restrained track felt best, letting Clara’s vocals shine. We’re both excited to develop this and explore the other versions in our live shows.”
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 their 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 “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.
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 stages across the UK & EU, including a headline performance at Field Day, plus Parklife, Wilderness, and Creamfields, before three sold-out shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
‘Isles (Deluxe)’ is out on vinyl and digitally now.