Once upon a time, a pair of Hamburgers met at a bar and got talking. One says to the other, "I've just been given some heat by the chef for spitting in his pan", the other asks, "Wow, what happened, did he flip?" - the other replies, "Nah - he just gave me a thorough grilling".
Then there was the time two other Hamburgers met and formed Digitalism - and the rest is loud, explosive, techno-punk, remixing and DJ-ing history. A bit like that joke.
Anyway, back to Digitalism and their impending activity this year. Firstly, they have a new album due out in a couple of weeks entitled "I Love You, Dude". It's their second full-length release and is the follow-up to the debut 2007 set, "Idealism". It's their first for V2 and features the recent download-single, "2 Hearts" (which you can view on the player above). They have a launch party all planned for next Monday at London's XOYO - tickets are £15 and selling quickly.
And what do albums make? Tours, of course and Digitalism will be hitting the road in the autumn, beginning with Manchester on 29th October, followed by Leeds on 2nd November, Bristol on the 3rd and Birmingham on the 4th. Tickets will go on sale from Friday at 9am, priced at £15.
In contrast to the previously published UK autumn tour, the Germanic techy duo have changed a couple of dates. Manchester's show will now take place at the Academy on 1st November, Birmingham's show has been brought forward to the 2nd, while Leeds has been swapped with Brum's original date of the 4th. Bristol and London remain unaffected. Original tickets are still valid - you can also buy fresh ones for all shows from us for £15 (£17 for London).
In addition, a Dublin show, at the O2 Academy, has now been added to the roster for 30th October, which might explain the switching around over here. Tickets cost 29 for this one.
Support for the UK and Ireland dates comes from Manchester DJ and remixer D/R/U/G/S.