Shadow Dancer began in the summer of 2006 almost by accident. Brothers Paul and Alan Farrier had been writing music since childhood, drawn by their love of artists such as Jean-Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Human League and Pet Shop Boys to follow synthesizers rather than guitars. Although the pop and video game music of the '80s was their initial inspiration, it was the sounds coming out of Detroit (Underground Resistance, Axis, Planet E, Submerge), Chicago (Trax, Relief) and the European techno scene (Warp, Ideal, Bush, Tresor, Basic Channel, R&S, Harthouse, Novamute) that started an obsession with electronic dance music. And, having previously created tracks using tape overdubs and a limited sampler, they started to build up a small studio of second-hand synths.
Their music wears Boysnoize's Records signature: brutal and destructive. Since their live debut as Shadow Dancer supporting The Whip in Manchester on New Year's Eve 2006, the brothers have played (both live and DJ sets) alongside Boys Noize, Strip Steve, D.I.M., Arnaud Rebotini, Sinden, Surkin, Para One, Das Glow, Housemeister, The Glimmers, Crookers, Fake Blood, Kid 606, FC Kahuna, Mike Monday, Teenage Bad Girl, Filthy Dukes, Dolby Anol, Trevor Jackson, Dilemn, Soulwax, Riton, Mixhell, A-Trak, Jean Nipon, Radioclit, Gucci Soundsystem, Ivan Smagghe, Les Petits Pilous and many others.