share new single “Fools Tomorrow”
a collaboration with
Maximo Park’s Paul Smith
New album Flight of Ideas,
out April 10th on Memphis Industries
Electronic agit-poppers Warm Digits today share a new single “Fools Tomorrow” written with, and featuring the vocals of, Maximo Park’s Paul Smith. It’s taken from upcoming new album Flight of Ideas out 10th April on Memphis Industries.
“Fools Tomorrow” uses the language of scientific revolutions and a spiral-eyed swirl of electro shoegaze to show how being able to accept you’re wrong can change your life. The original inspiration was Samuel Arbesman’s book, The Half Life of Facts, which explores the way knowledge evolves – how what is “true” at one point in time will change profoundly with time, sometimes quite quickly.
Paul Smith says of the collaboration: “I’ve known Warm Digits since their formation and have been waiting for them to ask me to sing with their band ever since! It was lots of fun to sing something quite stylistically different (for me) in the verses but retain the emotional edge that comes more naturally. The lyrics deal with the idea that deep-seated knowledge can eventually be confounded and yet some facts or feelings retain their integrity for a lifetime. The key is to be open-minded and not be afraid to challenge your own opinions.”
Fellow members of the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne creative community, this is the first time Paul, Steve and Andrew have all worked together. Andrew has been a long-standing member of Paul Smith and the Intimations, recording and drumming on Paul’s three albums Margins, Contradictions and Signals.
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, Warm Digits set up a blistering musical exchange between fluorescent agit-funk, primary-coloured synth-bounce and fizzing sheets of guitar noise. The duo effortlessly capture the kaleidoscopic abandon of their lauded live shows, whilst simultaneously exploring more tuneful territory. Flight of Ideas features vocal contributions from Maximo Park’s Paul Smith, The Lovely Eggs, The Orielles, Rozi Plain and The Delgados’ 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.
The band have already shared the first single “View from Nowhere” featuring Emma Pollock. Watch the video HERE.
The album will be available as a limited Dinked edition orange vinyl on mirror board sleeve with exclusive 7” featuring two brand new, exclusive non album tracks, “Be Like Me” and “Divided Attention”. The orange vinyl with standard sleeve is available from the Warm Digits store HERE.
Warm Digits Tour Dates:
03 April, London, Rough Trade East
30 April, Newcastle, The Cluny
01 May, Manchester, Soup Kitchen
09 May, London, Purcell Room
Flight of Ideas Tracklisting:
Frames and Cages
Feel The Panic (feat The Lovely Eggs)
The View From Nowhere (feat Emma Pollock)
I’m OK, You’re OK
Fools Tomorrow (feat Paul Smith)
Shake The Wheels Off (feat The Orielles)
Everyone Nervous (feat. Rozi Plain)
Flight of Ideas