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Soulsavers, a British downtempo electronica duo with rock, gospel, and country influences, was formed by producers/remixers Rich Machin and Ian Glover. After a series of well-received 7" EPs, the duo released its first album, Tough Guys Don't Dance, in 2003. Soulsavers' second album, It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land, appeared in 2007. The record drew attention from the specialized press, thanks in part to featured vocals by Mark Lanegan, as well as cameo participation from Will Oldham. Lanegan and Oldham returned for their 2009 release, Broken, which also featured vocals from Jason Pierce, Mike Patton, and Gibby Haynes. Three years later, Depeche Mode's vocalist Dave Gahan would collaborate with the group on The Light the Dead See.


Soulsavers (also known as The Soulsavers Soundsystem) are an English production and remix team composed of Rich Machin and Ian Glover. The Soulsavers' downtempo electronica sound incorporates influences of rock, gospel, soul, and country. To date, the duo has released four albums: Tough Guys Don't Dance in 2003, It's Not How Far You Fall, It's the Way You Land (with Mark Lanegan and others) in 2007, Broken in 2009 (again, with Lanegan and guest vocalists), and The Light the Dead See (with Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode).

Soulsavers' third album, Broken, was released on 17 August 2009. Mark Lanegan once again featured as the main vocalist. Other prominent musicians such as Mike Patton (of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk and other projects), Jason Pierce (of Spiritualized and Spacemen 3), Richard Hawley, and Gibby Haynes (of Butthole Surfers) also feature on the album. The non-album single "Sunrise," a song written by Lanegan and sung by Will Oldham, preceded the album release on 3 August 2009. The B-side is a cover of Palace Brothers' "You Will Miss Me When I Burn," a song written by Oldham and sung by Lanegan, that is also featured on the Broken album.

The pair are also making headway as film score composers, with a portfolio of work that includes the feature documentary BattleGround: 21 Days on the Empire's Edge produced by the Guerrilla News Network.

Their song "Revival" was featured on the 22 November 2007 episode of Grey's Anatomy, titled "Crash Into Me" part 1. The song was also featured on the 10 December episode of Friday Night Lights, titled "Giving Tree". It is also featured in the snowboarding movie That's It, That's All. Revival also featured in the trailer of the 2011 film Machine Gun Preacher. "Kingdoms of Rain" featured in the Lie to Me episode "Truth or Consequences," which aired on 5 October 2009. They supported Depeche Mode during the European leg of their Tour of the Universe in late 2009.

Depeche Mode's frontman Dave Gahan is the main vocalist and lyricist on Soulsavers' fourth album The Light the Dead See.

Аt the beginning of May 2013 in Twitter appeared information that the Soulsavers started to work on material for their upcoming fifth studio album. On 14 January 2014 this information was confirmed in a Depeche Mode's official webside [1], where it was told that the vocals for a new material would be done again by Dave Gahan. According to him, the new Soulsavers album will be released approximately in spring of 2015. Almost one year later, at the 5th January, 2015 in German fans website depechemode.de appeared new information [2]. There was told that Rich Machin, Ian Glover and Dave Gahan are going to start working in studio in the middle of month and new album will be released nearly the end of 2015.

^ Soulsavers' Broken - Press Release^ Spokony, Sam (1 March 2012). "Dave Gahan Discusses Soulsavers & New DM". The Quietus. Retrieved 2 March 2012. 

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