BICEP is the electro Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson. Tow years after Rain EP, they have announced the release of a new album. Isles is out on January 22nd via Ninja Tune and it features Julia Kent, machina and Clara La San. According to the press release, Two years in the making, “Isles” expands on the artful energy of their 2018 debut “Bicep”, while digging deeper into the sounds, experiences and emotions that have influenced their lives and work, from early days in Belfast to their move to London a decade ago.

We have strong mixed emotions, connected to growing up on an island” they say, “wanting to leave, wanting to return”. “Isles” is, in part, a meditation on these contradictions, the struggle between the expansive and the introspective, isolation and euphoria. Check the new excerpt “Apricots“.