When Simian broke up in 2005, two of its members went on to form the more dance-oriented group now known as Simian Mobile Disco. Simon William Lord didn't; he ended up joining forces with Theo Keating of The Wiseguys in 2006 to form the electronic dance pop group The Black Ghosts.
The Black Ghosts - Any Way You Choose to Give It
The Black Ghosts - Any Way You Choose to Give It (Boy 8-bit version)
The Black Ghosts - Let's Get Physical
Their lyrics are often a bit darker than the sound of their songs and that's intentional. On the choice of lyrics to put over the music, Lord's said, "Part of it is a reaction to the inane lyrics usually used in dance music, ‘oooh baby, make me dance, 1234, yeah yeah yeah, sweat, love, shake it oooh’ etc. I just see it as lazy and unadventurous, there’s no reason that lyrics in dance music can’t be more interesting and tell proper stories."
Two remixes of their song I Want Nothing and a mixtape of theirs are also on the site and worth a listen.
If you're interested in music videos, they have an interesting one in their video for their modern take on a torch song Some Way Through This that is worth checking out (the video is done all in LEGOs, which offsets the sort of dark material that the video covers).
The Black Ghosts - Some Way Through This
The Black Ghosts are releasing their self-titled album on July 8, their first full-length.
The Black Ghosts' website
The Black Ghosts' MySpace