Just a quick reminder that In Our Heads – the fifth Hot Chip album – is available in shops and online now. In case you’ve missed reviews of the record (or the extremely healthy endorsement from Sir Elton John in last week’s Guardian!) here are the best bits from the last couple of weeks:
“Thank God for Hot Chip” – The Times, 4*
“Luckily, growing up in Hot Chip’s world is a fucking blast. In Our Heads, the group’s fifth full-length, is their most playful and colorful record yet” Pitchfork, 8/10
“Five albums along and Hot Chip continue to outdo themselves, not to mention most of their peers” – Q, 4*
“A steady pleasure from start to finish” – Mojo, 4*
“Listening to In Our Heads, you do wonder why a band who make music this good and this unique aren’t huge stars” – The Guardian, 4*
“In Our Heads finds Hot Chip back on tremendous form… no shortage of sublime moments” – Uncut, 8/10
“Increasingly…one of the great British pop groups” - Observer
“Electronica pioneers, dancefloor fillers” – Music Week
“Fun, infectious and entertaining” – Loud and Quiet, 8/10
“Rather excellent” – Time Out
“This album is a joy” - The Sun, 5*
“Another joyous triumph” – DIY magazine
In Our Heads is available in the band’s webshop in a selection of formats, including a limited double vinyl set that comes with an exclusive one-sided 7” featuring Doctor, a track recorded with Neil Michael Hagerty of Royal Trux and Steel Harmony (who were behind the incredible steel band version of Joy Division’s Transmission). The cover for the 7” features exclusive artwork by the Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller. With all webshop purchases of the LP, you’ll receive a free download of In Our Heads in your inbox as soon as it’s released. Click here to buy.
The band played the first gigs in support of the album in Sheffield and Cambridge (Sunday 10th/Monday 11th) and are due to play in London later this week (Heaven on Wednesday 13th and a headline show at Lovebox in Victoria Park on Friday 15th). A special nod for anyone in London: the band will be doing a signing session at Fopp Records on Earlham Street in Covent Garden on Tuesday 12th June 2012 at 6.30 pm.
One last thing – a quick pointer in case you’re missed this – our friends over at Art Vinyl are giving fans the chance to win a fantastic set of framed Hot Chip vinyl! To enter the competition, all you need to do is like Art Vinyl’s Facebook page before the 15th June. One lucky entrant will be picked at random and will win In Our Heads plus 12” singles of We Have Remixes and One Pure Thought plus three white Art Vinyl Play and Display Flip Frames for you to create your own vinyl cover art display. Just click here and press LIKE – couldn’t be easier. Good luck!