Simian Mobile Disco - 'Whorl'

Simian Mobile Disco - 'Whorl'

Ditching their computers, Simian Mobile Disco recorded live(ish) in the Californian desert using two modular synths, two sequencers and a mixer. The result is akin to a live album from beard, never-quite-redeemed German synth pioneers Tangerine...

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Simian Mobile Disco - 'A Form of Change'

Simian Mobile Disco - 'A Form of Change'

They were our friends. They promised we’d never be alone again. But then we kind of forgot about them. Sure, we read the odd Facebook status update, but it’s never really been the same since those heady, ravey days. A recent update would have...

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Simian Mobile Disco - 'Unpatterns'

Simian Mobile Disco - 'Unpatterns'

Simian Mobile Disco circa 2012 are the cooler older brother of Simian Mobile Disco circa 2007. Young SMD were the arm-waving, attention-grabbing, shouty teenager, upping their ‘friends on Facebook’ count with their crossover appeal on debut...

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Simian Mobile Disco - 'Seraphim'

Simian Mobile Disco - 'Seraphim'

SMD’s ‘Delicacies’ was one of the finest treats 2010 had to offer, and by the sound of ‘Seraphim’, the unworldly bangers won’t be abating anytime soon. The first taster from the duo’s forthcoming new album ‘Unpatterns’ is a...

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Album Review: Simian Mobile Disco, 'Delicacies' (Delicacies)

Simian Mobile Disco, 'Delicacies' (Delicacies)

If last year’s ‘Temporary Pleasure’ LP sounded suspiciously like James Shaw and James Ford phoning in guest-strewn rent-paying attempted chart humpers, ‘Delicacies’ just about ’fesses up to the whole sorry mess. Binning...

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Live review: Simian Mobile Disco/Green Velvet/Joker

Live review: Simian Mobile Disco/Green...

Saturday night at Matter is not for the faint-hearted – we’re jammed in so tightly we feel a wave of existential angst as individual identity succumbs to the amorphous mass bulging at the venue’s brushed steel seams. Exacerbating this is...

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Album review: Simian Mobile Disco - Temporary Pleasure

Album review: Simian Mobile Disco - Temporary...

Welcome to tomorrow. Syrian techno is the new Afro-pop, robots are the new humans, all new guitars come complete with an in-built MicroKorg and Simian Mobile Disco are still making dance music for people who don’t like dance music. They...

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Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco

There’s something of a comedown afoot in the world of Mr Ford. ‘Clock’ is the kind of beautiful wordless electronica Metronomy were making while SMD were bashing on their keyboards, licking the plugs and bumming Henry The Hoover. A change of...

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Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco

A bit of naughty swearing! A sexy lady repeating the same words over and over again! Bass so lowdown and dirty it almost hits the ‘brown note’ frequency! Such is the state of modern dance music. Sure, it’s almost as much fun as handling...

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Simian Mobile Disco

Simian Mobile Disco

This just gave us a serious flashback to standing in the Queen’s Head tent at Glastonbury on Thursday night with a bottle of Liquid Gold lodged up our nostril babbling inanely about the new colour we just hallucinated. Unbelievably enough, ‘I...

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