Simian Mobile Disco have confirmed they'll be releasing their new album, Whorl, on September 8th via Anti Records (home to Tom Waits and Kate Bush). It will be preceded by a single, 'Tangents', on July 1st.

Whorl is the result of a three-day jam session inCalifornia - a process that culminated in a one-off sold-out concert at Pappy & Harriet's, Pioneertown. The sessions were recorded and became the basis for the band's upcoming LP.

"The recordings we did in the studio while we were writing and rehearsing the new material for Whorl were simply "live" takes - the system we're using has limited ability to save patterns in the sequencer, but nothing like the flexibility of a computer," Jas Shaw explains. "Live performance and studio composition are essentially now the same process, rather than the common method of writing a track using the computer, and then working out ways to perform it live. We planned not to slavishly limit ourselves just to this performance - when we came to mixdown the album, we used portions of three sessions – the show itself, an extended jam we did in the desert the day before, and a little of our London studio rehearsal."

Check Whorl's trailer and tracklisting below; they play London's Union Chapel on September 9th.

  • 1. 'Redshift'
  • 2. 'Dandelion Spheres'
  • 3. 'Sun Dogs'
  • 4. 'Hypnick Jerk'
  • 5. 'Dervish'
  • 6. 'Z Space'
  • 7. 'Nazard'
  • 8. 'Calyx'
  • 9. 'Jam Side Up'
  • 10. 'Tangents'
  • 11. 'Iron Henge'
  • 12. 'Casiopeia'