The new album 'Isles', released 22 January on Ninja Tune

From early days living and clubbing in Belfast, and particularly following their move to London over a decade ago, the breadth of music Bicep have been exposed to during this time directly informs “Isles’” massive sonic palette. Matt & Andy both cite the joy of discovering Hindi vocals overheard from distant rooftops, to snatches of Bulgarian choirs drifting from passing cars, to hitting Shazam in a kebab house in the vain hopes of identifying a Turkish pop song.