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James Ford during Melt! Festival 2013
|Born||Leek, Staffordshire, England|
James Ford is an English musical composer, record producer and musician, known for being a member of Simian Mobile Disco and production work with the Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Florence and the Machine, Depeche Mode, Haim, Gorillaz, and Klaxons.
Ford went to Manchester University, along with other members of Simian..
He produced the Mercury Prize-winning album, Klaxons' Myths of the Near Future in 2007. He also played drums on the album. Also, in that year he produced the Arctic Monkeys second album. He has done at least part of the production on each of the bands subsequent albums. He played guitar on Arctic Monkeys' "Only Ones Who Know".
In 2008, he formed The Last Shadow Puppets with Miles Kane and Alex Turner, as both drummer and producer. Their debut album, The Age of the Understatement, earned the group a Mercury Prize nomination and also charted at No. 1 in the UK. Their second album, Everything You've Come to Expect, was released in 2016. Ford once again produced, also playing drums, percussion and keys. The record earned the group their second UK No. 1.
Ford produced and played keys on Arctic Monkeys' fifth album, AM, released in 2013. His work on the album gained him a further Mercury Prize nomination.
Ford has produced the 14th Depeche Mode album Spirit released on 17 March 2017, as well as the 4th studio album of the UK band Everything Everything under the title A Fever Dream, released on 18 August 2017.