Simian Mobile Disco

By • Apr 1st, 2009 • Category: Band Bios

simian-mobile-discoElectro-fused ensemble Simian was at its best when the foursome’s melodies were propelled by James Ford’s cannon-like drums and James Anthony Shaw’s rigid keyboards on songs such as “Grey”, “LA Breeze”, and “Little Black Gun”. So when the band fizzled in 2005, it was all too appropriate that those key members would resurface months later under the similar moniker Simian Mobile Disco, transforming their suppressed DJ hobbies into a full-on project. Early remixes along with Ford’s growing résumé as a producer (including albums by Klaxons, Arctic Monkeys, Last Shadow Puppets and Test Icicles) positioned the pair as both a vital force in control room electronic wizardly as well as outdoor festival free-for-alls. It’s this dual persona as studio junkies with rock ‘n’ roll hearts that makes Simian Mobile Disco not only a must-hear act, but a must-see one as well.

Chicago Innerview Magazine, April 2009

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