Electronic agit-poppers Warm Digits, aka Andrew Hodson and Steve Jefferis, have just shared their new single “Feel The Panic”, a collaboration with psych adventurers The Lovely Eggs. It’s taken from upcoming new album Flight of Ideas out 3rd April on Memphis Industries. The band have also announced a UK tour for April and May.
Holly of The Lovely Eggs says of the collaboration: “I’ve known Andrew since I was fifteen years old and in fact we were in our first band together. It was an absolute joy when he asked me to sing on the new Warm Digits album. We’re big fans of their stuff anyway and it’s always lovely working with friends. I think we managed to come up with something which was definitely a Warm Digits track but with egg running right the way through the middle. Like one of those endless pork pies.”
WATCH: Warm Digits’ “Feel The Panic” on YouTube
Lyrically “Feel The Panic” is based around a psychology experiment from the early 1980s, which was published under the name “Being Sane In Insane Places” in which eight people decided to see if they could get themselves admitted to psychiatric hospitals despite not being unwell. They came up with an idea: they would go to the hospital and say they had been hearing a voice in their head for the past couple of weeks. The voice said “thud”. They were all admitted, and from they behaved completely normally to seen what would happen. Most of them received a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
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