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All Music Guide:
Padded Cell is an electro duo from London that is affiliated with DC Recordings and whose style bears traces of post-punk revival à la the DFA. Founded in 2002 and influenced primarily by the early-'80s New York post-disco/post-punk scene (e.g., Arthur Russell, ESG, Liquid Liquid), the duo is comprised of veteran producers Richard Sen (formerly of the Bronx Dogs) and Neil Higgins (of the Dirty Beatniks). The duo originally teamed up as Padded Cell for a remix of Big Two Hundred's "Let It Bleed" (2003) on DC Recordings, the London-based label of J. Saul Kane (aka Depth Charge). A couple years later Padded Cell made their production debut on DC Recordings with Signal Failure, their first of several 12" EPs for the label; subsequent others include Are You Anywhere? (2006), Moon Menace (2007), Savage Skulls (2008), and Word of Mouth (2008). In 2008 the duo made its full-length album debut with Night Must Fall on DC Recordings.