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Soulsavers and Mark Lanegan performing live at the Roskilde Festival, July 2007.
Background information
Origin North England
Genres Electronica
Alternative rock
Years active 2000-present
Labels V2 Records
San Quentin Recordings
Mute Records
Associated acts Mark Lanegan
Dave Gahan
Will Oldham
Members Rich Machin
Ian Glover

Soulsavers (also known as The Soulsavers Soundsystem) is an English production and remix team comprising Rich Machin and Ian Glover. The Soulsavers' downtempo electronica sound incorporates influences of rock, gospel, soul, and country.[1] To date, the duo has released five 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), The Light the Dead See in 2012 and Angels & Ghosts in 2015 (both 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 have also worked as film score composers, such as on 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.[2]

Information appeared on Twitter at the beginning of May 2013 stating that Soulsavers had started to work on material for their up-and-coming fifth studio album. On 14 January 2014 this information was confirmed on a Depeche Mode's fan website,[3] where it was announced that the vocals for this new material would again be provided by Dave Gahan. According to Gahan, the new Soulsavers album will be released in spring 2015. Almost one year later (5 January 2015) an announcement appeared on the German fans' website[4] It confirmed that Rich Machin, Ian Glover and Dave Gahan were going to start working in the studio mid-January, with the new album being released towards the end of 2015.




  • "Beginning to See the Dark" EP (27 May 2002)
  • "Revolution Song" (split 7" with Broadway Project) (31 March 2003)
  • "Closer EP" (22 November 2004)
  • "Revival" (30 April 2007)
  • "Kingdoms of Rain" (20 August 2007)
  • "Sunrise" (3 August 2009)
  • "Death Bells" (14 September 2009)
  • "Unbalanced Pieces" (2 November 2009)
  • "Some Misunderstanding" (22 March 2010)
  • "Longest Day" (2 April 2012)
  • "Take Me Back Home" (20 August 2012)
  • "All of This and Nothing" (10 September 2015)

DJ mix albums[edit]

  • In a Blue Room (2003)



  1. ^ Soulsavers' Broken - Press Release Archived 20 July 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Spokony, Sam (1 March 2012). "Dave Gahan Discusses Soulsavers & New DM". The Quietus. Retrieved 2 March 2012.
  3. ^ PeterToo (14 January 2014). "Dave Gahan: If it works out, a new soulsavers album appears spring 2015". Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  4. ^ Sven Plaggemeier (5 January 2015). "Dave Gahan und Soulsavers nehmen zweites Album auf". Retrieved 11 April 2017.

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