Belfast bruisers Bicep are one of our favourite DJ duos here at It’s Nice That. Ever since they took us back to the super-sweaty warehouses of mid-90s NYC on early tunes like Vision of Love and Getcha Boi we’ve had a soft spot for the pair.
The spot just got even bigger and even softer, as the Glue producers have revealed themselves to — seemingly at least — be It’s Nice That readers with the announcement that they’re about to launch a series of clothing collaborations with everyone from David Rudnick to Kelly Anna via Osheyi Adebayo, Jiro Bevis, and Timo Kuilder.
All in all, they’ll be overseeing the release of 12 T-shirts — each based on a track from Bicep’s eponymous 2017 LP for London-based label Ninja Tune — with the first of the dozen dropping on 5 April.
It’s Portuguese designers The Royal Studio who’ve been tasked with kicking the series off, and the studio has decided to base its shirt on Orca, a particularly spangly slab of post-rave melancholia. It isn’t the first time they’ve worked together. In fact, the visual aspect of the aforementioned album was overseen by them.
If you’ve got a penchant for T-shirts, a thing for Bicep, or a keen interest in graphic design, you’ll have to move quick as Ninja Tune informs us that, “very limited numbers have been screen printed with no re-ups, once they’re gone, they’re gone.”