Chemikal Underground finally crossed the East/West divide (the M8 motorway) in 2011 by landing the esteemed services of Edinburgh-based band/art collective FOUND. Fixtures in the Scottish musical firmament since 2006, FOUND released albums on Surface Pressure Records and Fence before alighting on Chemikal's perch to continue their musical mission.
Joining us as a three piece featuring Ziggy Campbell, Tommy Perman and Kev Sim, FOUND's experimental pop managed to reference the electronic pallette of Kraftwerk and Warp Records whilst offering nods to the clipped urgency of Wire, the melodicism of Motown and, well, something akin to My Bloody Valentine being produced by Joe Meek. Honest.
With Tommy departing to pursue design and musical pastures new, Ziggy and Kev have finally delivered a follow-up to 2011's 'factorycraft': the magnificent, analogue-synth drenched 'Cloning'. With a CV stuffed with BAFTAs (for their Cybraphon installation), chocolate 7" singles (Anti-Climb Paint) and critically acclaimed collaborations with Aidan Moffat and a robot-band (#UNRAVEL), FOUND are not your everyday pop group.
Whioch is exactly why we're proud to be working with them.