Bicep share video for 'Aura'

Photo by Ben Price

Photo by Ben Price

Bicep - the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson - have released their first ever official music video for recent single 'Aura'.  Directed by Matilda Finn, who is just off the back of directing “Lost” by Danny Brown. The video, which was inspired by the definition of Aura - the distinctive atmosphere or quality that seems to surround and be generated by a person, thing, or place - is a journey into a dream sequence where the viewer follows an elusive figure and those that are drawn to him on a journey to the edges of humanity.

Since its release, 'Aura' has collected hundreds of thousands of streams and surged to the top 5 on Spotify’s Viral Chart, until then simply having been tagged as ‘Unreleased Bicep’ on countless bootleg recordings from recent gigs, uploaded by fans trying desperately to ID and get their hands on the track.

The duo recently announced their biggest headline live show yet at London’s Roundhouse on 28 April 2018. The show announcement comes after selling out their Electric Brixton live date in 24 hours and sharing news of their self-titled debut album, to be released on 1st September 2017 via Ninja Tune.

Their debut album is the perfect summation of their career to date - a sonic tour of their history touching the cornerstones of underground club culture and sees the duo pull 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.

Bicep are first and foremost music lovers with a deep-rooted knowledge and passion for music of all varieties. Over the span of their 10-year career, they have celebrated the music that inspires them via their Feelmybicep blog. Founded in 2008, its runaway success (it now sees over 100,000 visitors a month) spawned a record label of the same name, a club night, and took the duo out of the UK and embedded them on the international stage via highly sought after DJ sets that reflected the eclecticism celebrated on their blog. Accordingly they are venerated as trusted and esteemed curators in electronic music today.

The formidable DJs have toured the world over, curating and selling out a long list of Feel My Bicep parties including Manchester Warehouse Project, a 12-week residency at XOYO and their annual Italo Disco parties. In 2016 Andy and Matt built and tested a roof-raising live show, which earlier this year took Coachella, Glastonbury and Primavera festivals by storm. With the Electric Brixton stop on the forthcoming tour already sold out in 24 hours, the Roundhouse show is the next step up the duo’s ever-higher ladder of live accolades. Bicep continue to take their epic live show on the road until the end of the year with over 25 stops including headline performances in London, Berlin, Los Angeles & New York as well as Electric Picnic and Pitchfork Paris festivals. All dates & tickets available now at bicepmusic.com/tour.