Posts tagged The Chemical Brothers
[WATCH] The Chemical Brothers - "Free Yourself" (Official Video)
Still taken from “Free Yourself” video.

Still taken from “Free Yourself” video.




If you haven’t watched the new video for The Chemical Brothers’ latest single, “Free Yourself”, please drop everything that you’re doing and do not navigate to any of your other tabs once you press play because there is a LOT going on here.

Directed by Dom&Nic, the creative duo who have worked with The Chemical Brothers over a period of twenty-two years on videos like “Hey Boy Hey Girl,” “Block Rockin’ Beats,” “Setting Sun” and the award-winning video “Wide Open”, this video is either going to be an absolute delight or your worst nightmare, depending on your stance on robots.

Speaking on the music video, the duo explained, “We imagined a near future where robots had become a sentient underclass and we felt sorry for them and wanted to imagine them finding a way to free themselves, have fun and dance.”

I will admit, as someone who would consider themselves the brand of nerd who feels like they align with the beneficial AI movement I was starting to get a little jumpy near the end, but that’s why YOU GOTTA WATCH IT TO THE VERY VERY END. Watch it like it’s a Marvel movie, you feel me?

[Listen] The Chemical Brothers - "Theme From Velodrome"

The Chemical Brothers have let loose their contribution to the 2012 London Olympic Games, the aptly titled "Theme From Velodrome". Tasked with creating original music for the Velodrome, aka the venue for all of the cycling events during the Games, the prolific duo have created a pulse-pounding electric gem that fits perfectly with the competitive nature and high octane intensity of the Games, much more so than other contributions we've heard. Stream the BBC Radio 1 rip of the song below, and look for its official release on iTunes on July 30th.

(via 107.7 The End).

[Watch] TV On The Radio, Battles, Elbow, Chemical Brothers & Warpaint Glastonbury 2011 Highlights

If you've been living under a rock for the past week then you may have missed last weekend, which musically was what we'd call a goodie. With the 40th anniversary of Glastonbury Festival being this year the festival went off with a huge bang. Loads of surprise sets not to mention the actual line up minus surprise sets. We posted a good deal of our favourites yesterday (sorry if they got taken down before you got a chance to watch 'em but the internet police got to some). Today though we have our final blast of personal faves for you to sit back enjoy.

We have TV On The Radio for you to enjoy firstly up at the top followed by Battles after the jump. Then my local boys done good Elbow will entertain you with some great sing alongs from the crowd. Don't fret though, there's still two more lots of highlights to check out after that with a great set from The Chemical Brothers and a chilled set from those sultry girls, Warpaint

With it being such a momentous weekend of live music in a rather large gathering of fields in the UK Countryside why not soak it up from the comfort of your home or office. Sit back and enjoy one of the greatest festivals the world has to offer. It'll be 2013 when we next see bands performing at Worthy Farm with them taking a year off next year to rest the  fields (plus there's some event in London with loads of Athletes and stuff, the Olympics or something, Google it). So until 2013 let's have a toast to the organisers and performers for what was truly a great weekend of music.



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[News] The Big Chill Announces Line-up: Kanye West, Chemical Brothers, Rodrigo y Gabriela...

Kanye West is set to make his only UK festival appearance at The Big Chill in Herefordshire, UK. Along with Chemical Brothers, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and a host of other majors names. Check out the video up at the top for the lineup in a nicely wrapped package or if you prefer the old fashioned method of reading it off of a website you can do that too, right over here.

With the likes on Jamie XX, Jamie Woon, Wild Beasts, Janelle Monae, Warpaint, Fenech-Soler, Example and many more it's sure to be a one of the most fun weekends you can have on the grounds of a castle!

[News] Glastonbury 2011 Line-up Revealed

It's almost Festival season which is my favourite time of year. Who doesn't love a weekend in some fields somewhere in some country with a bunch of friends maybe a few drinks and the key ingredient, good music. Glastonbury has always been a landmark in the calendar for any festival goer and this year the rumours had been rife for months about the headliners and confirmation came months ago. Yesterday however the announcement of a crazy number of bands playing across the weekend at Worthy Farm were released. You can see them all in the poster above. Being Glastonbury their will be god knows how many more still left to be announced but to whet the appetite just a little the likes of QOTSA,  The Chemical Brothers, Lykke Li, Biffy Clyro, Crystal Castles, Gruff Rhys, U2, Coldplay, Beyonce, Tame Impala, Yuck, The Vaccines and Warpaint just to name a handful.

To get a grasp on the days the bands are playing and a better feel of how the weekend will unfold, head on over to the official Glastonbury site. The size of this festival is unfathomable and the bands that have graced its iconic Pyramid stage will go down in. If you ever get a chance to go to this festival in your lifetime. It needs to be done.

[Contest] Win A Vinyl Copy Of The 'Hanna' Movie Soundtrack!

If you've been enjoying the soundtrack that The Chemical Brothers have carefully put together for the movie Hanna then we have a super special treat for you!

We've gotten our hands on one of a super limited vinyl pressing of the soundtrack. When we say limited, we mean there will only be 1000 copies of the soundtrack on vinyl, which btw is 180 gram heavy duty wonderful vinyl.

Want in on this super duper awesomeness? Just shoot us an email before Monday (4/11) at noon EDT to enter. One super lucky winner will be picked at random and notified shortly thereafter. One entry per person. Good luck!

If you need to be convinced any further that you need to get your hands on this one of a kind treat, you can have a listen to the entire soundtrack via the player below.