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    After being championed by the good people at BBC 6 Music, Number are pleased to announce the release of their debut album ‘Binary’ on a limited edition heavyweight vinyl - available to pre-order now. The special edition vinyl also includes a bonus re-worked track by the highly revered A Certain Ratio.

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    After being championed by the good people at BBC 6 Music, Number are pleased to announce the release of their debut album ‘Binary’ on a limited edition heavyweight vinyl - available to pre-order now. The special edition vinyl also includes a bonus re-worked track by the highly revered A Certain Ratio.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Binary via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Red Flag 03:42
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Titan Shuff 04:30
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TomTom 03:51
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Wedge 03:50
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One 03:26
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Never Change 04:50
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Inspired by a love of A Certain Ratio, Talking Heads, P funk and scratchy dub, the dynamic duo have recently been busy in the studio working on new material together, and are pleased to announce the release of their debut album entitled, ‘Binary’, released 24th April via Sunday Best Recordings.

From the slicing live drums and jagged guitar melodies of ‘Red Flag’, the hypnotic mutant grooves of ‘Titan Shuff’, the do-it-yourself, art school approach to ‘Face Down in Ecstasy’ - recently premiered on UK dance music website Data Transmission, to the sub-tropical, funk-infused ‘Wedge’ and the sonic industrial inflections of ‘Never Change’, the duo constantly question and re-define their musical sensibilities across ten tracks of warped rhythms and loose limbed grooves.

NUMBER enjoy the clash of old ideas with new ideas; old sounds with new sounds; acoustic with electronic. They seamlessly fuse elements of funk, jazz, post punk and noise into their own unique musical vision, which manages to be both danceable and thrilling at the same time.

Rich and Ali started NUMBER as a means of rediscovering something of what they grew up with; the dirty disco bass lines, noisy drum machines, wonky percussion, leering live drums, broken guitar melodies and uplifting soulful song of the 80’s and with the help of vocalists Dan carney (Astronauts), Luisa Tunstall-Behrens and Heloise Gerstein (Landshapes), Byron Wallen (trumpet) and John Metcalfe (strings), the duo create a compelling collision of sonic textures and found sound.

“When we first met, before the birth of Red Snapper, we would get together in a community hall in Hammersmith and come up with live disco and funk ideas - on drums, bass and guitar - and then record them onto a four track cassette machine. The recorded stuff was left hanging - unfinished I guess - but sounding great and with lots of space. With NUMBER, I think we are pulling those percussive funky feelings back up to the surface from their submerged state, and giving them a bit of mouth to mouth. Unfinished disco business.”

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released April 24, 2020

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Number London, UK

Number is a new forward-thinking sound machine fronted by Ali Friend and Rich Thair – the co-founders and rhythm section of electronic music pioneers and musical renegades, Red Snapper.

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