Bicep: “Glue” Video

November 2nd, 2017

While Bicep’s eponymous debut album is still on repeat on our car stereo, the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson just dropped the “Glue” EP, which features two new tracks, ‘Metro” and “DLR”, both embodying the same throttling yet atmospheric tunes featured throughout the full length.

Bicep also share the video for their great tune “Glue”, which was inspired by the tracks ’s homage to the rave era. It’s a series of landscapes which revisit the sites once brought alive by now infamous raves but today sit desolate and empty, retreating back to their former state with little to show of their impact they had on UK music culture. Juxtaposed with the images are the hazy, fragmented recollections of those who were there, lifted from YouTube comment sections of the genre’s most defining sounds. Watch it above.

Film by Joe Wilson.

The “Glue” EP is out now via Ninja Tune. Buy it here.

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One Response to “Bicep: “Glue” Video”

  1. GMC says:

    Thanks for this. While the effects were on the people who experienced the places and the music, the music in the places. As for effects on UK music culture, UK music culture does what it does. I think most people who were part of that era took hold of the ‘positivity’ vibe (perhaps too much) . That means they would usually not want to say this, but little of music culture, including dance culture, including more underground house retains the spirit and warmth and human depth and depth for experience of that halcyon era from the late 1980s to the early 1990s. The best thing that people from that era could say to people today is ‘do it yourself’. That means find, look, really mean it – whatever it is. Search really deep if you mean it and want. Find yourself on a really serious level. Don’t just ‘do it’ to do something, or because it’s something someone else mentioned in a magazine and had some attraction. Some people would say – fair enough, but there’s a need for escaping the everyday and the bad and a need for something just to turn to. Yes, absolutely, and I hope people do find that in today’s dance music. The trance based dance music of the late 80s told me that it’s much better if you really try and search for and work hard to make that context which acts as an escape and a release for you. It should contain as much of what means something for you to be human as possible. Original house was rooted in the real world and thoughts of the best you could make it, rather than wanting to make a new world away from reality. Peace. Love.

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