Simian Mobile Disco are a UK based production and remix team. The band was formed by James Ford and Jas Shaw of the band Simian in 2005. In addition to his work with Simian Mobile Disco, James Ford is a producer and has worked with bands such as Arctic Monkeys,Florence & the Machine, Peaches and Klaxons.
Simian Mobile Disco originally formed as a DJ duo, on the side of their early four-piece band Simian. They released a number of early taste-maker singles, such as "The Count", "The Mighty Atom / Boatrace / Upside Down" on I'm A Cliché and on Kitsuné Music, but arguably gained more fame for their remixes of artists such as Klaxons, The Go! Team, Muse, Air and others. In 2006, Kitsuné released SMD's underground hit "Hustler", which features a vocal performance from New York singer Char Johnson.
On 18 June 2007, the band's debut album "Attack Decay Sustain Release" was released on Wichita Recordings. Among the tracks included on it are "I Believe", "Hot Dog", "Hustler", "Tits and Acid", and lead single "It's the Beat", which features Ninja from UK indie band The Go! Team on vocals. The album contains five new tracks, and the European version includes a bonus disc.