The Chemical Brothers - 'Theme For Velodrome'

The Chemical Brothers - 'Theme For Velodrome'

Here’s a thing about the Olympics. It’s basically moved artists that usually write about songs about love or parties to switch their artistic focus to things like jumping and defeating other countries. Take this from The Chemical Brothers,...

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Album Review: The Chemical Brothers - 'Further' (Freestyle Dust/Parlophone)

The Chemical Brothers - 'Further' (Freestyle...

Seven albums in and Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons might no longer be raving on the most future-facing side of dancefloor, but their way with an effortless arms-in-the-air banger is undisputable. On ‘Snow’ , what sounds like the buzz of a dodgy...

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The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers

Bands these days – no imagination. Thank God, then, for legendary techno boffins the Chems, who with ‘Salmon Dance’ have raised the stakes of even Andre 3000 for delirious dance-pop invention. “Shake your body like salmon floating...

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The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers

Since the turn of the century The Chemical Brothers have plodded along while the world around them became increasingly guitar-shaped. Now, a new generation has become obsessed with the agony and ecstasy of the same rave music the Brothers rose...

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The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers

The fact that Ali Love (of ‘K Hole’ “fame”) appears on this track should give you enough of a clue: it’s blatantly about drugs, but then aren’t all the best songs? Umm, no, actually, they’re not. This sounds less like the dirty,...

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Chemical Brothers/Secret Machines : Dublin Point Depot

Chemical Brothers/Secret Machines : Dublin...

St Patrick’s Day is starting early. Mashed-up bastards with green wigs and glo-sticks are streaming along the River Liffey towards The Point . The Chemical Brothers can’t fail here. The 8,000 people packed into what used to be...

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Chemical Brothers : Galvanise

Chemical Brothers : Galvanise

It’s the arse-end of 2004 and the only people who still give a shit about The Chemical Brothers’ new album are those who’ve had their critical facilities eroded by bad ecstasy/aspirin/rat poison (delete according to dealer). So how do the...

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Chemical Brothers : Come With Us/The Test

Chemical Brothers : Come With Us/The Test

The Chemical Brothers ’ sensational springtime offer of two singles for the price of one is designed to raise awareness of the plight of the pair’s fourth album, ‘Come With Us’, a record which has disappeared off the cultural radar...

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Chemical Brothers : Portsmouth Guildhall

Chemical Brothers : Portsmouth Guildhall

There should be a law banning rock stars from ever going to Africa. They leave as decent, rock-fearing pop icons, spend ten minutes watching some ‘ethnic’ drumming from the safety of their penthouse suite window, suddenly ‘discover’ the...

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Chemical Brothers : Come With Us

Chemical Brothers : Come With Us

The Chemical Brothers know that the dancefloor is no place for half measures - you're either on it or you're not. But having exhorted us through their previous album titles to 'Exit Planet Dust', 'Dig Your Own Hole' and (best of all)...

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