It’s here. Finally. It is fucking here. By which I mean it’s on its way. And by it I mean Bicep‘s debut album. After years of plying us with a steady stream of EPs, 12″s and some legendary DJ mixes, the Irish duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson are finally putting out an LP. The self-titled album will be out later this year on Ninja Tune, and a single can be heard for now. Listen to ‘Aura’ here.

The album, which took Bicep over a year to put together,┬áis said to be a melting pot of classic house, techno, electro, Italo and experimental music. If you’re familiar with Bicep, you’ve probably seen them traverse each of these musical styles with ease and finesse. But they also represent more than just musical skill. They’re the guys behind the iconic music blog Feel My Bicep, which they run along with Rory Hamilton (who DJs and produces as Hammer). In 9 years since its inception, FMB has also mushroomed into a record label and club property. I’ve known them as incredible producers, sure, but I’ve revered them more as DJs, which makes sense. Both blogging and DJing are curatorial activities. They require subtlety, taste, knowledge. You can read more about this in The Guardian’s feature on them from last year, which described their upcoming debut as “a crossover record in the vein of Orbital or Moby.”

‘Bicep’ releases September 1st. Here are Bicep’s live tour dates for 2017:

23/06/17 GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL PILTON UK
28/06/17 ROSKILDE FESTIVAL ROSKILDE DK
11/07/17 MOSAIC IBIZA ES
15/07/17 MELT! FESTIVAL FERROPOLIS DE
04/08/17 DEKMANTEL FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM NL
05/08/17 THE LIQUID ROOM EDINBURGH UK*
10/08/17 INTO THE FACTORY STORA VIKA SE
12/08/17 FLOW FESTIVAL HELSINKI FL
01/09/17 ELECTRIC PICNIC STRADBALLY IE
16/09/17 REWORKS FESTIVAL THESSALONIKI GR*
20/09/17 BLITZ MUNICH DE
22/09/17 INVISIBLE WIND FACTORY LIVERPOOL UK
28/09/17 TRAMSHED CARDIFF UK*
29/09/17 CONCORDE II BRIGHTON UK*
30/09/17 AVA PRESENTS – ULSTER HALL BELFAST UK*
05/10/17 CONTRA SEOUL (DJ) KR TICKETS
07/10/17 CONTACT TOKYO (DJ) JP TICKETS
13/10/17 ECHO PLEX LOS ANGELES US PRE-SALE
14/10/17 TBA NEW YORK US
19/10/17 PARADISO NOORD AMSTERDAM NL*
26/10/17 THE OLD FIRE STATION BOURNEMOUTH UK*
27/10/17 HOPE WORKS SHEFFIELD UK*
28/10/17 CANAL MILLS LEEDS UK*
03/11/17 LE PETIT SALON LYON FR
04/11/17 PITCHFORK FESTIVAL PARIS FR
11/11/17 ELECTRIC BRIXTON LONDON UK*
17/11/17 MOTION BRISTOL UK
18/11/17 TBA MANCHESTER UK*
23/11/17 KESSELHAUS BERLIN DE*
24/11/17 KINO LUNA WARSAW PL*
25/11/17 BITSA BARCELONA ES*
30/11/17 BAAD GLASGOW UK*
02/12/17 RAINBOW WAREHOUSE BIRMINGHAM UK*

*SUPPORT FROM HAMMER