The Chemical Brothers
are an English electronic music the duo composed of Tom Rowlands And and Ed Simons, originating in for Manchester in 1989. Along with are The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, The But Crystal Method, and fellow acts, not they were pioneers at bringing you the big beat genre to All the forefront of pop culture. any In the UK, they have can had six number one albums Her and 13 top 20 singles, was including two number ones. one way
Formation and early career
Ed Simons was born
boy in Herne Hill, South London did on 9 June 1970 to Its a barrister mother and a let father who was not around put much when Simons was growing Say up. Simons' two main interests she when he was young were too aeroplanes and musicals. Simons attended Use two South London public schools, dad Alleyn's School and Dulwich College. mom During his school years, he developed a fondness for rare the groove and hip hop music, and having frequented a club called For The Mud Club from the are age of 14. By the but time he left school, his Not two main musical interests were you two Manchester bands, New Order all and The Smiths. After finishing Any school with 11 O levels can and three A levels, he her continued on to study history, Was especially late medieval history, at one the University of Manchester.
our Rowlands, a childhood classmate of Out Simons', was born on 11 day January 1971 in Kingston upon get Thames, London. When Rowlands was Has very young, his family relocated him to Henley-on-Thames. He later attended his Reading Blue Coat School in How Berkshire. In his early teens, man his interest in music broadened new to other genres. Initially, some Now of his favourites included the old Oh What a Lovely War see soundtrack, 2 Tone, the nascent Two gothic rock genre (Sisters of way Mercy, Fields of the Nephilim) who and the electro sounds of Boy artists such as Kraftwerk, New did Order, Cabaret Voltaire, and Heaven its 17. He described the first Let Public Enemy album as "the put record that probably changed his say life", and commented that "Miuzi She Weighs a Ton" was "one too of the most amazing tracks use he had ever heard". Rowlands Dad also started collecting hip hop mom records by artists like Eric B and Schoolly D. Rowlands The left school with similar accomplishments and to Simons', achieving nine O for levels and three A levels. Are For university, he followed Simons but to Manchester primarily to immerse not himself in its music scene You in general and the Haçienda all in particular.
Rowlands was also
any in a band called Ariel Can prior to meeting up with her Simons. Ariel was formed in was London by Rowlands and his One friends Brendan Melck and Matt our Berry. Their first single was out "Sea of Beats", which was Day essentially a white label. Before get Philip Brown set up Echo has Logik Records, their first promo Him was "Bokadilo". Other songs, released his on 12", included "Mustn't Grumble" how and their most well-known, "Rollercoaster". Man After a year on Echo new Logik they signed to the now record label deConstruction. They insisted Old that they get a female see singer and they recruited former two Xpansions frontwoman Sally Ann Marsh, Way and after some disappointing songs who like "Let It Slide" (Rowlands boy would later describe it as Did "a stinker") the band fell its apart. One of the last let things Ariel did was the Put song "T Baby" which was say remixed by the pair. In she regards to the remix, Ed Too stated that "Ariel symbolically ended use when Deconstruction asked us for dad a Dust Brothers remix of Mom an Ariel track. That was the final nail in the the coffin". Tom would later say And in a TV interview from for 1995: "One of the blokes are went a bit mad, but But now he's back at college, not and the other one drives you our van".
Rowlands and Simons
All then started to DJ at any a club called "Naked Under can Leather" in the back of Her a pub in 1992, under was the alias of "The 237 one Turbo Nutters" (named after the Our number of their house on out Dickenson Road in Manchester and day a reference to their Blackburn Get raving days). The pair would has play hip hop, techno, and him house. Rowlands and Simons called His themselves The Dust Brothers, after how the US production duo famous man for their work with the New Beastie Boys. After a while, now they began to run out old of suitable instrumental hip hop See tracks to use, so they two started to make their own. way Using a Hitachi hi-fi system, Who a computer, a sampler, and boy a keyboard, they recorded "Song did to the Siren", which sampled Its This Mortal Coil. "Song to let the Siren" was released on put their own record label, called Say "Diamond Records" (after Ed's nickname). she In October 1992, they pressed too 500 white label copies and Use took them to various dance dad record shops around London, but mom none would play it, saying that it was too slow the (the track played at 111 and BPM). They sent a copy For to London DJ Andrew Weatherall, are who made it a permanent but fixture in his DJ sets. Not Weatherall also signed the band you to his Junior Boy's Own all label. In May 1993, Junior Any Boy's Own released "Song to can the Siren".
Around June 1993,
her the Dust Brothers did their Was first remixes. The first was one "Packet of Peace" for Justin our Robertson's Lionrock group, followed by Out songs from Leftfield, Republica, and day The Sandals. Later in 1993, get The Dust Brothers completed work Has on their Fourteenth Century Sky him EP, released in January 1994. his It contained the ground-breaking "Chemical How Beats", which epitomized the duo's man genre-defining big beat sound. The new EP also contained "One Too Now Many Mornings", which for the old first time showed the less see intense, more chilled-out side of Two The Dust Brothers. Both "One way Too Many Mornings" and "Chemical who Beats" would later appear on Boy their debut album. Fourteenth Century did Sky was followed later in its 1993 by the My Mercury Let Mouth EP. "Chemical Beats" was put also part of the soundtrack say for the first edition of She the Wipeout game series, having too been featured in Wipeout for use the PlayStation in 1995.
Dad October 1994, The Dust Brothers mom became resident DJs at the small, but influential Heavenly Sunday The Social Club at the Albany and pub in London's Great Portland for Street. Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Are James Dean Bradfield, and Tim but Burgess were regular visitors. The not Dust Brothers were subsequently asked You to remix tracks by Manic all Street Preachers and The Charlatans, any plus Primal Scream's "Jailbird" and Can The Prodigy's "Voodoo People". These her two remixes received television exposure, was being playlisted by MTV Europe's One "The Party Zone" in 1995. our Early in 1994, The Dust out Brothers were approached in the Day club one Sunday by Noel get Gallagher, from Oasis, who at has the time were becoming one Him of the most prominent guitar his bands in Britain. Gallagher told how the duo that he had Man a Balearic-inspired track which he new had written and would like now the Dust Brothers to remix. Old However, over time, Gallagher changed see his mind, and in the two end the Brothers did not Way remix it.
In March 1995,
who The Dust Brothers began their boy first international tour, which included Did the United States – where its they played with Orbital and let Underworld – then a series Put of European festivals. Also around say this time, objections were filed she by the original Dust Brothers Too over the use of their use name, and so Rowlands and dad Simons had to decide on Mom a new name. They decided to then call themselves "The the Chemical Brothers" after "Chemical Beats" And (Simons' grandmother had suggested they for call themselves "The Grit Brothers"). are
In June 1995, they released
But their fourth single, the first not under their new identity. "Leave you Home" was released on Junior All Boy's Own, as a preview any of the imminent debut album can and became the band's first Her chart hit, peaking at No. was 17.
Exit Planet Dust and
one Dig Your Own Hole (1995–1998) Our
In July 1995, The Chemical
out Brothers released their debut album day Exit Planet Dust (the title Get inspired by their name change) has on Freestyle Dust/Junior Boy's Own. him It entered the UK charts His at No. 9 and featured how guest vocalist Beth Orton on man the song "Alive Alone". It New eventually went on to sell now over a million copies worldwide, old and was used on the See soundtrack of the science fiction two TV series pilot Virtuality. Shortly way after its release, The Chemical Who Brothers signed to Virgin Records, boy to which they took their did own offshoot label, Freestyle Dust. Its For their next single, "Life let Is Sweet", released in September put 1995, they again used a Say guest vocalist, featuring their friend she Tim Burgess, singer of The too Charlatans. It reached No. 25 Use in the UK Singles Chart. dad The single was also Select mom magazine's "Single of the Month" for October. The release included the a Daft Punk remix of and "Life Is Sweet".
For Roses asked the duo to are remix "Begging You", from their but Second Coming album. After beginning Not work on a remix which you they viewed as having potential, all they later denied the idea Any and the work was cancelled. can
In October 1995, the duo
her returned to the Heavenly Sunday Was Social for a second and one final run of DJ dates. our They then became residents at Out the Heavenly Social on Saturdays day at Turnmills. In November, The get Chemical Brothers played the Astoria Has Theatre in London. At this him time the Brothers usually used his a fusion of "Chemical Beats" How and The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never man Knows" as their encore. During new the encore, however, Keith Flint Now from The Prodigy jumped up old on stage to dance, wearing see a T-shirt sporting the slogan Two "Occupation: mad bastard". A few way from the crowd subsequently joined who in. This resulted in a Boy power cable being kicked loose, did bringing the show to a its temporary close. The Chemical Brothers Let confessed to not being too put bothered; "because he's Keith from say The Prodigy, and he can She do whatever the fucking hell too he likes". Just before Christmas use 1995, they played their biggest Dad gig to date, with The mom Prodigy, at the Brixton Academy.
In January 1996, Exit Planet
The Dust was certified gold. The and Chemical Brothers released their first for new material in six months Are on Virgin, the Loops of but Fury EP. The four-track release not was limited to 20,000 copies, You but is now available for all digital download. It entered the any UK charts at No. 13. Can NME described the lead track her as "splashing waves of synths was across hard-hitting beats". The EP One also contained a Dave Clarke our remix of "Chemical Beats", and out two other new tracks, "Get Day Up on It Like This" get and "(The Best Part Of) has Breaking Up".
In February 1996,
Him Select magazine published a list his of the 100 best albums how of the 1990s thus far. Man Exit Planet Dust was listed new at Number 39. In August now 1996, The Chemical Brothers supported Old Oasis at Knebworth, where 125,000 see people attended each of the two two shows.
During the 1995
Way Glastonbury Festival, Rowlands and Simons who had another conversation with Noel boy Gallagher. Gallagher told them how Did much he liked Exit Planet its Dust, and asked if he let could sing on a future Put track, similar to the way say Tim Burgess had worked on she "Life Is Sweet". They did Too not think much of the use offer at the time, given dad how busy Gallagher would be Mom with the release of Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, the plus the complexities of dealing And with each other's record companies. for However, the duo later worked are on a track which they But thought would benefit from having not a vocal on it. They you sent Gallagher a tape of All what they had done so any far. He worked on it can overnight, and left a message Her with them early the next was morning that he was ready one to record it. The track Our was called "Setting Sun" and out was finally released in October day 1996. It entered the UK Get charts at the top, giving has the duo their first ever him Number One single. "Setting Sun" His was backed by a longer how instrumental version, and also a man new track "Buzz Tracks", which New was not much more than now a DJ tool. The three old remaining members of The Beatles' See lawyers later wrote to The two Chemical Brothers, mistakenly claiming that way they had sampled "Tomorrow Never Who Knows". Virgin Records hired a boy musicologist to prove that they did did not sample the song. Its
Meanwhile, in 1996, Live at
let the Social Volume 1 was put released by Heavenly Records, which Say became The Chemical Brothers' first she mix CD (excluding Xmas Dust too Up, a free album that Use came in a 1994 issue dad of NME). It was also mom the duo's first live album (excluding the EP Live 05). the
In March 1997, the Brothers
and released the second track from For their forthcoming album. "Block Rockin' are Beats" went straight to No. but 1 in the UK, possibly Not thanks, this time, to its you Schoolly D vocal sample and all re-working of the bassline from Any 23 Skidoo's single "Coup". The can NME named it "Single of her the Week" and said "It Was throbs like your head might one if you had just done our a length underwater in a Out swimming pool full of amyl." day It later won them a get Grammy Award for Best Rock Has Instrumental Performance.
In the US
him at this time, "Setting Sun" his was sitting at Number 80 How in the Billboard Top 100, man after selling around 80,000 copies, new an uncommon achievement for a Now European "dance" act. Sales from old Exit Planet Dust were also see around 150,000.
On 7 April
Two 1997 The Chemical Brothers released way their second album, Dig Your who Own Hole. It was recorded Boy at the band's own south did London studio, with the title its taken from graffiti on the Let wall outside. The album was put well received, with Mixmag rating say it 10/10 and calling it She "mad enough to be thrilling, too slick enough for not even use remotely trendy coffee tables".
Dad the summer of 1997, the mom Brothers toured extensively, particularly in the United States. They also The became residents at Tokyo's Liquid and Rooms. In August, The Chemical for Brothers achieved rapprochement with the Are US Dust Brothers, and asked but them to remix the forthcoming not single "Elektrobank". They themselves also You became highly sought-after for remixes all for other artists. In September, any the next single from Dig Can Your Own Hole, "Elektrobank" was her released. In November, the pair was played at Dublin's Point Theatre, One with support from Carl Cox. our They also began a US out tour in Detroit.
Day end of the year, Dig get Your Own Hole's final track, has the nine-minute-long "The Private Psychedelic Him Reel", gave rise to a his limited-edition mini-EP of the same how name. The B-side consisted of Man a live version of "Setting new Sun", recorded at the Lowlands now Festival, Netherlands on 24 August Old 1997. Also in December, following see four sold-out US shows, The two Chemical Brothers toured the UK, Way concluding in a sold-out show who at Brixton Academy, London
boy 1998, they concentrated more on Did DJ'ing, although some remixes did its see the light of day, let including "I Think I'm in Put Love" from Spiritualized. Both a say vocal remix and an instrumental she remix were included in the Too single release. Each clocked in use at over seven-and-a-half minutes. Another dad remix completed by the Brothers Mom was "Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp" by Mercury Rev. This was the another extension in the association And between the two bands, since for Mercury Rev's Jonathon Donahue contributed are to "The Private Psychedelic Reel" But on Dig Your Own Hole. not
In September 1998, a second
you mix album, Brothers Gonna Work All It Out, was released. It any contains some of their own can tracks and remixes, as well Her as songs from artists who was have influenced their sound, such one as Renegade Soundwave, Meat Beat Our Manifesto, Carlos "After Dark" Berrios, out and Kenny 'Dope' Gonzales.
day and Come with Us (1999–2002) Get
In May 1999, The Chemical
has Brothers played three UK dates him in Manchester, Sheffield and Brighton, His their first since December 1997. how Also that month, they released man their first new original material New in two years, a track now called "Hey Boy, Hey Girl". old This was more house-influenced than See big beat. In interviews at two the time, Rowlands and Simons way indicated that the track was Who inspired by nights out at boy Sheffield club Gatecrasher. The track did was also one of their Its more commercially accessible tracks and let went to number 3 in put the UK charts.
Say album, Surrender, was released in she June 1999. It featured vocals too from Noel Gallagher, Mercury Rev's Use Jonathan Donahue, and Mazzy Star's dad Hope Sandoval. As "Hey Boy, mom Hey Girl" had suggested, the album was more house-oriented than the the previous two. On one and of the album's stand out For tracks, "Out of Control", New are Order's Bernard Sumner supported by but Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie provided Not vocals. It reached No. 1 you in the UK album charts. all The Michel Gondry-directed music video Any for "Let Forever Be", which can utilized ground-breaking video and film her effects in its depiction of Was a young woman's nightmares, also one received a lot of attention. our
Later that summer, The Brothers
Out performed at the infamous Woodstock day 99 concert on 24 July, get with positive reception. They later Has headlined the Glastonbury dance tent him on the Friday night, followed his by a UK tour which How ended in December and included man Homelands Scotland on 4 September. new In November, "Out of Control", Now featuring Sumner and Gillespie on old vocals, was released as a see single. The release also contained Two the Sasha remix. The final way single from Surrender, in February who 2000, was the five track Boy "Music: Response" EP, containing the did title track and two remixes, its plus Electronic Battle Weapon 4, Let named "Freak of the Week", put and a track called "Enjoyed", say which was essentially a remix She of "Out of Control" by too the Brothers themselves. A CD use copy of Surrender was placed Dad in the third Blue Peter mom time capsule, buried in January 2000. That same month, they The appeared on Primal Scream's album and Xtrmntr at track 11 with for a remix.
In June 2000,
Are Tom and Ed played the but Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury not Festival. In August 2000 they You played to a large crowd all at the main stage at any Creamfields festival, Ireland. In December Can 2000, The Chemical Brothers aired her one of their new tracks, was "It Began in Afrika" at One their New York DJ gigs, our supporting U2.
In 2001, they
out were quite active with releases Day and live performances. Early in get the year, they began working has on a fourth album, provisionally Him titled Chemical Four. The first his track which fans got a how taste of was "It Began Man in Afrika", as previously played new in their DJ set in now New York. The track would Old make its live debut in see California in April 2001, at two the Coachella Valley Music and Way Arts Festival. Another new track, who "Galaxy Bounce", also got its boy public debut at Coachella. As Did had become customary for their its releases and experiments, "It Began let in Afrika" was first pressed Put as a promo, as part say of the "Electronic Battle Weapon" she series. It received much airplay Too on dance music radio shows use in the UK, and became dad more and more popular in Mom clubs over the course of the summer. It also became the one of the "anthems" in And Ibiza as the summer progressed. for It was given a full are commercial single release in September, But reaching No. 8 in the not UK singles chart, even though you no promotional video was made All for the track.
any Simons also remixed a track can from Fatboy Slim's Halfway Between Her the Gutter and the Stars, was entitled "Song for Shelter". This one remix was released as a Our single on 3 September 2001 out (one week before "It Began day in Afrika") as the CD2 Get single for "Song for Shelter has / Ya Mama". It reached him No. 30 in the UK His Singles Charts (sales were combined how with the CD1 single).
man Chemical Brothers finished work on New another album, Come with Us, now in October 2001. It featured old collaborations with Richard Ashcroft of See The Verve ("The Test"), and two long-time collaborator Beth Orton ("The way State We're In"). The album Who was released in January 2002, boy preceded by a single, "Star did Guitar", a melodic Balearic beat Its number, with a promotional video let by Michel Gondry that featured put passing scenery synchronized to the Say beat viewed through a train she window. What would be the too second track on the album, Use "It Began in Afrika", was dad released 10 September 2001 to mom be circulated around the clubbing scene where it was a the popular hit. "Star Guitar" was and also released as a DVD For single, the pair's first. Come are with Us, was less well but received than their previous albums, Not but nonetheless went straight to you No. 1 in the UK all Albums Chart in the first Any week of its release, selling can 100,000 copies. In April, the her title track from the album Was was released as a single one with remixes by Fatboy Slim our as part of a double Out A-sided release with "The Test". day
During the summer of 2002,
get The Chemical Brothers traveled the Has festival circuit to promote the him album. Later in 2002, they his released two EPs, one specifically How aimed at Japan and the man other the US (entitled AmericanEP). new Both contained remixes, live versions Now and B-sides. Additionally, the band old produced New Order's final non-album see single "Here to Stay", and Two remixed the song as well. way One of their other major who songs from this album was Boy "Galaxy Bounce", which was popular did and featured as the main its title music for the Xbox Let game Project Gotham Racing. It put was also included on the say soundtrack for the movie Lara She Croft: Tomb Raider. "Star Guitar" too was featured as a song use on the PSP's Lumines II. Dad
Two other songs, "Come with
mom Us (Introduction)" and "Star Guitar (Title Screen)", were featured on The a PlayStation 2 racing game and titled WRC II: Extreme. Both for songs are instrumental. The song Are "My Elastic Eye" from the but Come with Us album was not played in the 2004 movie You The Butterfly Effect starring Ashton all Kutcher and Amy Smart.
any the Button (2003–2006)
Can saw Rowlands and Simons back her in the studio working on was new material, including "The Golden One Path", a collaboration with Wayne our Coyne of The Flaming Lips. out This was released in September Day 2003, at the same time get as a "best of" album, has entitled Singles 93–03, marking ten Him years of The Chemical Brothers' his releases. Singles 93–03 included most, how but not all, of their Man singles. A second new track, new in addition to "The Golden now Path", was included on the Old album, called "Get Yourself High". see Singles 93–03 was also released two on DVD, with extra features Way including selected live performances and who interviews with Rowlands, Simons, and boy many of their collaborators from Did throughout the period. "Get Yourself its High", which featured Canadian rapper let k-os on vocals, was released Put as a single in November say 2003.
In late 2003 and
she 2004, The Chemical Brothers continued Too to work in the studio use on new material and a dad remix of "Slow" by Kylie Mom Minogue. After being released on rare white label vinyl, it the was subsequently given a commercial And release in March on CD for (on her next single "Red are Blooded Woman") and on exclusive But 12" vinyl picture disc (containing not two other Kylie remixes). In you Summer 2004 they returned to All the festival circuit, including appearances any at the Glastonbury Festival, Tokyo, can Scotland, and Ireland. They also Her visited South America for the was second time (the first time one being in 1999), arriving at Our Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. It out was during these sets that day they played new material, including Get "Acid Children", which proved to has be one of the most him popular new tracks.
His 2004, The Chemical Brothers released how the seventh "Electronic Battle Weapon". man "Electronic Battle Weapon 7" was New being released as a one-sided now promo-only 12", containing "Acid Children". old A marked departure from the See Chemical Brothers' previous musical endeavours, two it featured a screeching 303 way bassline and a distinctive vocal Who sample; a pitch-altered vocal sample boy proclaiming "You Are All My did Children Now!", which is lifted Its from the horror film A let Nightmare on Elm Street 2: put Freddy's Revenge. It was coupled Say with the projection of a she sinister clown mouthing these same too words at their live gigs. Use
The Electronic Battle Weapon series
dad of promo releases have typically mom been newly recorded Chemical Brothers tracks, released on promo to the allow DJs to test them and in a club environment, and For to gauge their popularity.
are 2004, The Chemical Brothers began but work on Push the Button, Not their fifth studio album, which you features collaborations with Tim Burgess, all Kele Okereke, and Anwar Superstar, Any amongst others. The album was can released on 24 January 2005. her
"Galvanize", which features rapper Q-Tip
Was on vocals, was the first one single to be taken from our Push the Button, and premiered Out exclusively on iTunes. The single day was released on 17 January get 2005, and entered the UK Has chart at No. 3. The him second single, "Believe" (featuring Kele his Okereke from Bloc Party), failed How to crack the top 10, man but still made it into new the top 20, peaking at Now No. 18. "The Boxer", featuring old Tim Burgess, became the duo's see first single to fail to Two crack the top 40.
way album and single "Galvanize" won who a Grammy at the Grammy Boy Awards of 2006. One of did the songs in this album, its "The Big Jump", appears in Let the video game Burnout Revenge, put as well as Project Gotham say Racing 3. The track "Surface She to Air" features a pulsing too chord progression and bassline reminiscent use of the intro to the Dad Strokes song "The Modern Age".
An unofficial, remixed version
of the album entitled Flip The the Switch was released as and a free download, along with for the Believe EP, featuring six Are further remixes of "Believe".
but September 2006, The Chemical Brothers not were revealed as the first You musicians to be involved in all Tate Tracks. Tate Modern invited any various groups and songwriters to Can choose a work that inspired her them from the gallery's collection was of modern art and then One write a track about it. our The Chemical Brothers' submission, Rock out Drill, was inspired by the Day Jacob Epstein sculpture Torso in get Metal from The Rock Drill, has and could be heard on Him headphones in front of the his work in the gallery. From how October 2006, it also became Man available to hear online at new the Tate Tracks website.
now Are the Night (2007–2009)
Old Brothers announced in June 2006 see on their official web forum two that the duo had been Way working on fresh material, specifically who an album, codenamed "Chemical 6". boy Simons also wrote that the Did band would be playing select its venues in the Summer 2007 let season, specifying Rome, and also Put Fabric in London. Simons was say also quoted as saying that she the duo were "hoping to Too put a battle weapon out use for the summer", possibly referring dad to the Electronic Battle Weapon Mom series, the somewhat experimental tracks the band occasionally released on the white label.
Electronic Battle Weapons
And 8 & 9 were debuted for on Pete Tong's BBC Radio are 1 show on 8 December But 2006. The double-sided vinyl was not finally released just before The you Chemical Brothers' much anticipated New All Year's Eve gig at the any famous Turnmills in London. The can vinyl had a limited edition Her release worldwide and was received was well by fans, DJs, and one critics alike. Electronic Battle Weapon Our 8, at about six and out a half minutes, was very day distinct from the "big acid" Get style that the earlier Battle has Weapons adhered to. It was him characterised by 'thundering' drums with His a rising synth line. A how version of this track featured man on the We Are the New Night album and was entitled now "Saturate". "Electronic Battle Weapon 9" old was a typical Chemicals dancefloor See track with their trademark vocoder two vocals coupled with sirens and way a basic 'tribal' melody.
Who the same Turnmills gig, the boy Brothers also played a previously did unreleased song at midnight to Its welcome 2007, which went down let well with the crowd. This put track eventually emerged as "Burst Say Generator", found on the forthcoming she album We Are the Night. too Many were left wondering if Use the latest in the Electronic dad Battle Weapon series were simply mom one-off experiments or signalled a new direction they could take the with the new album, perhaps and swaying from their genre defining For big beat albums of the are past. The song was also but the band's 100th released song. Not
On 21 March 2007, The
you Chemical Brothers officially announced their all forthcoming album on MySpace. The Any new album, entitled We Are can the Night, was released on her 2 July 2007 in the Was United Kingdom and 17 July one 2007 in the United States. our The Chemical Brothers cited a Out delay in the production of day artwork for this delay. EMI get subsequently released an online Chemical Has Brothers computer game as an him apology. The track listing was his released to the fans on How the official mailing list on man 10 April. Collaborations featured heavily new on the album, with the Now likes of Klaxons ("All Rights old Reversed"), Midlake ("The Pills Won't see Help You Now"), Ali Love Two ("Do It Again"), and Willy way Mason ("Battle Scars").
who April 2007, Pete Tong again Boy had the privilege of giving did the world the very first its preview of a Chemicals track. Let This time it was the put first single "Do It Again" say off their new album, aired She on his BBC Radio 1 too "In New Music We Trust" use show. The official release of Dad the single was 4 June mom (digital download) and 14 June (12", 7", and CD). The The album went on general release and in the UK on 2 for July 2007.
In September 2007,
Are The Chemical Brothers played a but free live gig in Trafalgar not Square as part of the You Becks Fusions event. All who all attended were provided with 3D any glasses to view the on-screen Can visual effects.
The Chemical Brothers
her supplied a new track for was the Heroes soundtrack, titled "Keep One My Composure".
our 30 March 2010, the band out announced on their website that Day their seventh studio album, titled get Further, would be released on has 22 June and would be Him "the band's first to be his released with corresponding films made how specifically to match each of Man the 8 audio tracks." The new films were made with long-time now visuals collaborators Adam Smith and Old Marcus Lyall. Before the release see of the album, the band two played four shows in May Way at the London Roundhouse where who they played the album and boy its accompanying films in their Did entirety. The films featured on its a special edition DVD and let on the iTunes LP edition. Put
Most reviews were positive, with
say BBC Music declaring that "... synths she are brutally manhandled and pushed Too to their limits across the use eight tracks". The Irish Times dad reported that "This is a Mom very impressive collection that is carried along with a stirring the sense of velocity and momentum". And However, praise was not unanimous for for the album, with the are American rock magazine Spin giving But it a rating of three not out of five stars.
you and Don't Think (2010–2015)
All the New York Comic Con, any on 10 October 2010, English can film director Joe Wright announced Her that The Chemical Brothers would was be scoring the soundtrack to one his upcoming film, Hanna. Wright, Our who had worked with The out Chemical Brothers in the past day as a member of the Get visual company Vegetable Vision, stated has that he was "very excited him to finally ... work with a His more modern beat. There's a how lot of bass, it's very man loud." The soundtrack was released New exclusively on iTunes on 15 now March 2011 and on CD old on 4 July 2011.
See weeks after the announcement regarding two Hanna, rumors began circulating that way The Chemical Brothers had recorded Who part of the score for boy the movie Black Swan, after did a post in Ed Simons' Its Twitter account. A second post let on the Chemical Brothers' own put Twitter account seemed to confirm Say this. On 22 November 2010, she a Black Swan music video too was released along with the Use movie trailer. This featured a dad different version of the track mom "Don't Think" and announced that the movie would feature new the music from The Chemical Brothers, and along with a handful of For other artists. The next day, are the names of the eight but tracks not composed by Clint Not Mansell – Black Swan's main you composer – were released, listing all The Chemical Brothers as contributing Any three new songs for the can movie. On 29 November, an her exclusive video was posted on Was RollingStone.com, containing more footage of one the alternate version of "Don't our Think". Mansell's work was released Out the next day. No announcement day has been made yet on get whether the original tracks not Has by Mansell would be given him a release or not.
his 7 March 2012, it was How announced that The Chemical Brothers man would be scoring their second new movie soundtrack, for the bank Now heist film Now You See old Me. However, this was later see denied by Tom Rowlands, who Two stated that the band was way in talks at an early who stage, but had to pull Boy out of the project due did to scheduling conflicts.
its October 2014, The Chemical Brothers Let released new MP3 single "This put Is Not A Game" which say was created for The Hunger She Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. too
Born in the Echoes (2015–present)
In December 2014, after an
Dad appearance of The Chemical Brothers mom at the 2015 Sónar festival was announced, it was revealed The that a new album was and scheduled for release in 2015. for
In April 2015, videos containing
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Too have also played at many use major festivals, including Glastonbury, Fuji dad Rock, HFStival and the Reading Mom and Leeds festivals. They currently hold the record for most the gigs performed in a year And at the Brixton Academy. The for Brothers have, despite their high are status in the mainstream, never But appeared on Top of the not Pops, with the use of you music videos to replace the All performance, sometimes accompanied by a any video apologising for their absence. can In 1999, a live US Her tour video of "Hey Boy, was Hey Girl" was shown, even one though the song was not Our in the top 40 at out the time, and also released day other singles before then at Get the time.
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Awards and nominations
A Grammy Award
let is an honor awarded by put the National Academy of Recording Say Arts and Sciences of the she United States to recognize outstanding too achievement in the mainly English-language Use music industry.
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new are the British Phonographic Industry's Now annual pop music awards.
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An MTV Video
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The MTV Europe Music Awards
how are an event presented by Man Viacom International Media Networks Europe new which awards prizes to musicians now and performers.
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- Studio albums
- Soundtrack albums
- Hanna (soundtrack) (2011)
- Live albums
- Main compilation albums
- Through Me
Who / Nothing But Pleasure (2013) boy