TUNE Warm Digits - Shake the Wheels Off (feat. The Orielles)
Newcastle duo Warm Digits (Steve Jeffries and Andy Hodson) have shared their brand new single 'Shake the Wheels Off' – a collaboration with fast-rising indie-dance revisionists, The Orielles. 'Shake the Wheels Off' is taken from Warm Digits’ new album 'Flight of Ideas', released in early April.
The disco fuelled'Shake the Wheels Off' is about the moment when those subjugated by archaic systems of control take their power back. The Orielles drummer, Sidonie B Hand-Halford, lent her vocals to the single, she elaborates on how the collaboration came together:
"We were very excited when Andy reached out about us collaborating on some music and even more excited once we heard the demo of the tune and the brilliant concept behind it and the record as a whole!
The references put forward were right up our street so it was easy to sink into this track and make it feel natural to guest on. I was also given the opportunity to add to the song with some lyrics of my own, which I very much enjoyed putting forward and found it refreshing and exciting that both Andy and I (as drummers) could collaborate together on this. Hopefully this will encourage other musicians who perhaps feel they lack some 'limelight' or creative control to write more!"
On 'Flight of Ideas', Warm Digits make a call to arms: when we all think our ideas are right, what are the costs of never believing you could be wrong? Looking back to the history of psychology to find out what happens when ideas outlive their sell-by date, with their vocal guests they set up a blistering musical exchange between fluorescent agit-funk, primary-coloured synth-bounce and fizzing sheets of guitar noise. On 'Flight of Ideas', the thunderous motorik space-disco duo with a pounding post-punk pulse burst into technicolour, with an album that effortlessly captures the kaleidoscopic abandon of their rapturously-received live shows while moving into increasingly accessible and tuneful territory. The LP features vocal contributions from Maximo Park’s Paul Smith, The Lovely Eggs, The Orielles, Rozi Plain and Emma Pollock.
In an increasingly off-kilter world where reality shifts daily, truth is merely what we decide it to be, and an avalanche of possible identities overwhelms us with possibility, it can feel like our lives are careering towards chaos down a one-way street. The question is: do we 'Feel The Panic' or 'Shake The Wheels Off'? With its glorious defiance and heart-bursting grooves, 'Flight of Ideas' calls to our past experience for answers, and dares us to listen.
If the star's align, and we are allowed to do these things, Warm Digits head out on tour across the UK in 2021.
UK Tour Dates 2021
25th Jan - The Cookie, Leicester
27th Jan - YES, Manchester
28th Jan - Broadcast, Glasgow
29th Jan - The Cluny, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
30th Jan - Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
21st Apr - Purcell Room, London
22nd Apr - The Hope and Ruin, Brighton