Bicep share third single “Vale”; Self-titled debut album is out September 1

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BICEP SHARE THIRD SINGLE “VALE” Self-titled debut album is out Friday September 1 on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music

Bicep – the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson will release their eponymous debut album, next Friday September 1 on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music. Since announce, the prolific duo have shared “Aura”, a propulsive club track and “Glue“, a cut which embodies the raw energy of UK rave culture and could have emerged from the studio of Orbitalor The Future Sound Of London at their trailblazing best. Today, they share the album’s third and final single, “Vale”, a sprawling and atmospheric house cut, beautifully illustrating the album’s sentimentality.


The album Bicep is the perfect summation of the duo’s career to date – it’s a sonic tour of their history touching the cornerstones of underground club culture. Matt and Andy have pulled off the rarest of feats, to make a singularly unique electronic record founded on the blueprint of classic house, techno, electro and Italo disco, but flipped and morphed into a fresh design bearing the unique Bicep sonic signature. It’s a perfectly succinct album: loose, raw and energetic enough for the dancefloor, yet refined, artfully composed and contemplative enough for home listening. It is undoubtedly one of THE dance albums of the year.

Earlier this year Bicep took Coachella and Primavera Sound festivals by storm and sold out their recent London show at Village Underground in 3 minutes flat. Following the album’s release, they’ll embark on an extensive live headline world tour including a stop at Electric Brixton in London.


A slice of tranquil breakbeat better suited for sunrise
comedowns than peak-hours sets.

Pitchfork on “Glue”

Sending shockwaves through dancefloors
across the world.

Mixmag on “Aura”

Stormy lead single.
THUMP on “Aura”

Bicep has harnessed and unleashed aural magicality
across Aura’s bubbly synth melodies and
driving bass-line.



1. Orca
2 .Glue
3. Kites
4. Vespa
5. Ayaya
6. Spring
7. Drift
8. Opal
9. Rain
10. Ayr
11. Vale
12. Aura

Bicep by Bicep is out Friday September 1 on Ninja Tune via Inertia Music
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