Now, here’s a duo that we’ve been pining to hear from for years now!
British electronic duo The Chemical Brothers Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons has long since made their mark alongside other popular artistes of their era such as The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, and The Crystal Method. Known to be pioneers of the big beat genre and innovators, they redefined pop culture when they consistently put out number one album after number one album. The duo later went on to win awards for their work – and not just any random awards! Throughout their career, The Chemical Brothers have bagged 4 Grammy Awards as well as the Brit Award for “Best British Dance Act”.
If those didn’t speak for their music, we don’t know what else will.
We last saw them at Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) 2012. And the last time we officially heard anything from them was in 2010, when they released their seventh studio album, “Further”. For a second there, we were worried if they were toying around with the idea of retirement from the dance music scene, what with member Ed announcing that he would be retreating from his live commitments to pursue his studies. Because damn, we definitely want them to stick around for longer!
And apparently, they’re going to ;)
The Chemical Brothers just announced that a new album will arrive next year! Although the album has yet to be named, what we do know is that the album will be tied into a new live show from the duo.
Speaking to Barcelona’s Sónar festival, Tim Rowlands said:
The most important feature of the album is that it connects with us emotionally in some way. We hope for finding a new way to make you feel. We dream of new sounds and different frames. We have worked with some guest singers but mostly the album is pure Chemical Brothers.
We hear that Ed also reassured that he’s heavily involved in creating the new record. So be very excited – we know we are ;)