Bicep are coming to Australia in 2023

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Bicep are coming to Australia in 2023

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Hot off the release of their latest single 'Water', Bicep have announced dates for shows around Australia in 2023.

Instantly recognisable to anyone who has seen Bicep’s lauded live show in recent times, ‘Water’ is another keenly anticipated fan-favorite that finally sees an official release. Along with an appearance at Beyond the Valley, they’ll be heading to Melbourne’s own Forum for a killer show on January 3.

Bicep Australia Tour Dates 2023

28 December – 1 January | Beyond The Valley | Gippsland Parklands, VIC | Tickets
30 December | Wildlands Festival | Perth, WA | Tickets
2 January | Wildlands Festival | Adelaide, SA | Tickets
3 January | Forum | Melbourne, VIC | Tickets
6 January | The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD | Tickets
7 January | Wildlands Festival | Brisbane, QLD | Tickets
10 January | Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW | Tickets

Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here.

Describing the process of how both tracks came into being, the duo explain that ‘Water’ was solely intended to be a standalone thing, essentially developed for the live show to cater for a specific moment in the set. “There was no outright idea when we started, but the original ‘Waterfall’ was born out of experimentation with an instrument called the MEGAfm. It’s a new synth but has chips inside which formed the sounds of the SEGA Megadrive/Genesis games consoles. Weirdly it got more computer game sounding when we developed it into ‘Water’, speeding up and slowing down the lead line and LFOs to give that classic low-bit sound effect.”


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“We always like to be fluid with ideas and never stick to one direction, when we play live we develop tracks and constantly tweak and change elements and like to employ that process in the studio too. We work with Clara a lot and even from the early ‘Waterfall’ demos we had vocal sounding pads in there which we had in mind for her to sing along with. Both ‘Water’ and ‘Waterfall’ have the same spine, but have two totally different directions in terms of how they finished up. It’s a common thing in the studio to start on one demo and go in different directions but end up liking both and not knowing which to choose.”

“We like both directions and think some people will like one over the other. When we ran the blog from time to time we would find original demos of famous songs released in the past and ended up preferring those. Sometimes the rawness in the original idea is nice to hear and can end up being appreciated in a totally different way.”

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