Scanners are a London-based rock outfit formed by Matt Mole (guitar, vocals, synths) and Sarah Daly (vocals, bass, violin), later rounded out with the addition of Amina (guitar, keys) and Tom (drums), resulting in the sound and on-stage chemistry that the band is acclaimed for. 2009 saw Scanners finish up recording their second album ‘Submarine’ with producer Stephen Hague (New Order), which will be released in February 2010 through Dim Mak.
The band’s debut album titled ‘Violence Is Golden’ was released in 2006 through Dim Mak after a fortuitous run-in with label head Steve Aoki – a few drinks and veggie meal late the band joined the Dim Mak roster. Scanners toured the album in the UK, Europe, and North America which included SXSW appearances as well as an April 2007 performance on Last Call With Carson Daly.
This release is an impressive follow-up from the UK foursome, spearheaded but the eerily melodic first single “Salvation” with dark wave harmonies that overlay a haunting melody. The single is accompanied with stellar remixes by Don Diablo, Tittsworth, Dan Sena, Dirty Disco Youth and the band themselves.
Scanners have toured with acts such as The Horrors, The Wedding Present, The Charlatans, Electric Six, and Juliette & The Licks and will soon be announcing some US tour dates for the new year.
FREE Download of the first single “Salvation” HERE