From Mirrors to Muse and Kasabian to Calvin Harris, the UK is churning out exciting new artists like we’re at the end of times — perhaps they know something we don’t. Late last year, The Guardian released their top 40 greatest bands list and some of our favorites definitely got the shaft (as did Bowie, who is probably still furrowing his brow at being placed below The Streets). One group we’re sure will make those ubiquitous year-end lists in 2010 is a UK foursome called Scanners, whose debut single, “Salvation” will appear on their February full-length “Submarine” produced by Stephen Hague (famous for his production with legendary New Order, who, like Scanners, know their way around a moog).
Curiously, the band’s debut will be released stateside on Hollywood dance scene kingpin Steve Aoki’s label, Dim Mak, which traditionally puts out electronic cuts. Scanners, on the whole, are a very full-sounding indie band with the ferocity of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the gritty, organic feel of Siouxie.
We’re told remixes are forthcoming from not only the band itself but Don Diablo, Tittsworth, Dan Sena, and Dirty Disco Youth.