Further is the seventh studio album by The Chemical Brothers, released on 14 June 2010. The album title and release date were announced on the band's official website on 30 March 2010. All 8 tracks from the album are accompanied by corresponding films, made specifically to match them, by Adam Smith and Marcus Lyal.
The main character of the films is portrayed by actressRomola Garai. The woman on the album cover is Jenny Godding, who also body doubled for the underwater portions of the music videos.
The album, along with its visuals, was released as a DVD, as an iTunes LP, and as an iTunes Pass feature in US only. As a part of the iTunes Pass program, those who purchased it received an unreleased track, named "Pourquoi", on 29 June 2010. The standard edition was released on CD, containing just the eight track album.
Further is their first album not to feature any guest collaborations, a common occurrence in previous albums. While this is true,Stephanie Dosen provided the vocals for "Snow", "Another World" and "K+D+B". These are guest appearances, includingTheremin performances by Bruce Woolley, but they do not count as collaborations since The Chemical Brothers did not work with the artists when writing the songs. Tom Rowlands sang himself on certain tracks.
The album was the duo's first on Parlophone, ending fourteen years of releases on Virgin, although both labels are owned by EMI.
Although it charted in many other countries, the album was excluded from the UK charts because British chart regulations forbid prizes being used as enticements to buy albums, and all formats of Further included a competition to win an iPad.
Further was nominated for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 2011 Grammy Awards, but lost to La Roux's self-titled debut album.
The bonus track "Don't Think" was featured in the 2010 film Black Swan, in an altered form.
The track Dissolve was featured as a playlist on the 2012 video game Lumines Electronic Symphony.