Bicep touring around Moogfest/FYF; Honey Soundsystem & LEGENDARY GUESTS playing Ladyfag’s new residency
London house duo Bicep have been dropping EPs and singles (including one with Simian Mobile Disco) for all of the current decade, most recently putting out the Just EP last year. To quote Resident Advisor’s review of that EP:
Bicep have never been afraid of cheese, and there’s a fair bit of it here, starting with “Just,” a classic-styled breakbeat number with a chirpy synth lead that burrows itself into your head. They go tribal on “Celeste,” where bongos, wafting vocals and some keen piano playing gesture towards Banco De Gaia-style electronica. “Back 2 U (Tranz Dub)” is just what the title says—a dubby trance number, with surging basslines and ecstatic vocal hooks.
You can stream that below.
The duo also have a ton of tour dates coming up, including US festivals Moogfest and FYF Fest. Right before Moogfest, they’ll stop in NYC for a show at Good Room on May 21. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Two other electronic artists playing FYF are San Francisco’s Honey Soundsystem and Chicago’s The Black Madonna (and it won’t be the first time either have played with Bicep before). Honey Soundsystem and The Black Madonna are also playing San Francisco together in April, and Honey Soundsystem will be in NYC on April 24 to DJ the new-ish NYC club Flash Factory. That party is part of Ladyfag‘s new Sunday residency, Battle Hymn, which begins this Sunday (4/3) with “a special legendary guest” and continues throughout April with names like Kim Ann Foxman, Justin Strauss, another “legendary guest”, Eli Escobar and more. More info here.
Meanwhile, you can also catch Justin Strauss at this Saturday’s (4/2) FIXED at Good Room with Jennifer Cardini, JDH, Dave P, and more.
Check out a 2014 mix by Honey Soundsystem, featuring Bicep, plus Bicep’s Just EP stream and their list of tour dates, below.
Bicep — 2016 Tour Dates
Thu 31 Mar 2016 Unknown venue Valletta, Malta
Fri 01 Apr 2016 Phonox Brixton, UK
Mon 04 Apr 2016 – Sat 09 Apr 2016 Snowbombing 2016 Mayrhofen, Austria
Fri 08 Apr 2016 Stealth Nottingham, UK
Sat 09 Apr 2016 Hope Works Sheffield, UK
Fri 29 Apr 2016 – Sat 30 Apr 2016 Skye Live 2016 Portree, UK
Thu 19 May 2016 – Sun 22 May 2016 Moogfest 2016 Durham, NC, US
Sat 21 May 2016 Good Room Brooklyn, NY, US
Sun 22 May 2016 Middlesex Lounge Cambridge, MA, US
Fri 27 May 2016 – Mon 30 May 2016 Lost Village Festival 2016 Lincolnshire, UK
Sat 04 Jun 2016 Unknown venue Belfast, UK
Fri 10 Jun 2016 Unknown venue Dundee, UK
Sat 11 Jun 2016 – Sun 12 Jun 2016 Field Day 2016 London, UK
Sat 11 Jun 2016 – Sun 12 Jun 2016 The Parklife Weekender 2016 Manchester, UK
Sun 12 Jun 2016 Heaton Park Manchester, UK
Sat 25 Jun 2016 Unknown venue Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sun 26 Jun 2016 Zcre Beach Split, Croatia
Wed 29 Jun 2016 The Garden Tisno, Croatia
Wed 06 Jul 2016 Barbarella’s Discotheque Tisno, Croatia
Thu 07 Jul 2016 The Garden Tisno, Croatia
Wed 13 Jul 2016 – Sun 17 Jul 2016 Dour Festival 2016 Dour, Belgium
Thu 21 Jul 2016 – Sun 24 Jul 2016 Secret Garden Party 2016 Huntingdon, UK
Fri 29 Jul 2016 Dalhalla Rättvik, Sweden
Sat 27 Aug 2016 – Sun 28 Aug 2016 FYF Festival 2016 Los Angeles, CA, US
Thu 08 Sep 2016 – Sun 11 Sep 2016 Bestival 2016 Isle Of Wight, UK
Fri 16 Sep 2016 Unknown venue Marrakech, Morocco