SCANNERS formed seven years ago in London’s Camden Town. Having written several albums worth of songs and becoming frustrated with not being able to move on they decided to make their first album themselves. The result was ‘Violence is Golden’ which was recorded in the bedrooms of different flats as they moved around the city.
By a strange twist of fate Steve Aoki, came across the bands track, “Violence is Golden” on the Internet and after a visit to London he later signed the band and released their full-length album on Dim Mak. Since their US debut in 2006, Scanners have released two full-length albums on Dim Mak and four EP’s featuring remixes by LA Riots, Le Castle Vania, Dan Sena and others.
Following their initial release in 2006, Scanners have since been featured on popular television shows including Gossip Girl, Shameless, One Tree Hill, Entourage, and a live performance on the ‘Carson Daly’ Show. Along with their features on television shows, the band has also supported acts worldwide including The Horrors, Devo, The Mystery Jets, Silversun Pickups, Forward Russia, The Wedding Present, Juliette and the Licks, The Electric Six, and The Charlatans UK.
After two years of silence, Scanners return this year, with their forth coming LP ‘Love Is Symmetry’. The 2013 release will be their third full-length release on Dim Mak following their 2010 release of Submarine. Tracks released early March 2013 on their ‘Mexico’ EP (“Mexico”, “Control”, and “Charmed Life”) are well accompanied on this full length album. Their latest single, ‘State of Wonder’ is currently available for free download on Dim Mak’s SoundCloud.