Home » DIM MAK » Scanners » Music » Salvation (Don Diablo Dub)
[pic]Become a Fan
Music _Photos _Fans
Location: London, United Kingdom
Bio: Scanners are a London-based rock outfit formed by Matt Mole (guitar, vocals, synths) and Sarah Daly (vocals, bass, violin). Beforeexpanding to its current four ... (more) person lineup, the band consisted solely of the two musicians, a drum machine and various synths. Humble beginnings, sure, but Mat and Sarah realized this. Amina(guitar, keys), a regular Scanners gig-goer, eventually joined the group. Finally, the band line-up was complete with the addition of Tom (drums), who had left the countryside to seek his fortune inLondon, but instead found Scanners.
Over the next couple of years, Scanners took to the road, touring with bands such as The Horrors, The Wedding Present, The Charlatans, The Fever,Electric Six, Mindless Self Indulgence, and Juliette & The Licks. The band had a fortuitous run-in with Dim Mak head honcho, Steve Aoki, who was in London and managed to make it to one of the band'srehearsals. "A few drinks and a vegetarian meal later, we realized if he wasn't the head of a company, we would have asked him to join the band," Mat says. Things as they were though, the band andAoki's label decided to put out a record together.
The band’s debut album titled ‘Violence Is Golden’ was released on US label Dim Mak Records in 2006. Scanners toured the UnitedKingdom, Europe, North America (including a show as part of the SXSW festival) and in April 2007 they appeared on Last Call with Carson Daly to perform their single "Lowlife”. The band also headlinedthe Les 3 Elefants Festival after Air in France. In October 2007 the band recorded a live session for XFM, with another in January 2008. ‘Violence is Golden’ was released in the UK on the 22...