Hot Chip have announced details of a new, one-off single to be released on July 22nd. Dark and Stormy will be released on 10″ and download and is the first new Hot Chip recording since 2012′s hugely acclaimed In Our Heads (which featured in The Guardian, MOJO, The Sun, Mixmag and DJ Mag’s Top 20 albums of the year). Like that album, Dark and Stormy was recorded with Mark Ralph at Club Ralph studio in London. It also features Charles Hayward from This Heat/About Group guesting on drums. You can listen to the track here.
The single’s B side is a new version of In Our Heads’ Look At Where We Are featuring Tori and Reiko Kudo from the legendary Japanese folk-psych collective Maher Shalal Hash Baz who have revocalled the track in their native tongue.
Hot Chip‘s summer schedule has been coming together on the site for the last couple of months now. In case you’ve missed any gig announcements or want to check whether the band are swinging by your town/country, here are all this year’s summer festival dates – now updated with ticket links.
As well as Hot Chip live dates, there are various DJ dates by most band members taking place across the whole summer – the live pages were fully updated with all available dates last week, check there for details.
Hot Chip have announced a further US date this spring as well as support acts for all confirmed gigs. The band will play in Las Vegas at the Cosmopolitan on 18th April (the show sits between the two previously announced Coachella weekends) along with old school mate Kieran Hebden on DJ duties.
25th March New Orleans House of Blues: Howling Hex
9th April, New York Roseland Ballroom: Tanlines plus the Crystal Ark (DJ set)
10th April, Washington DC 9.30 Club: the Crystal Ark
18th April, Las Vegas The Cosmopolitan – Four Tet (DJ set)
Hot Chip have been confirmed for Coachella Festival 2013. Following on from their gigs on the SS Coachella in December, the band will play on Saturday 13th & 20th of April at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on the same day as (amongst many, many others) New Order, Pheonix, Franz Ferdinand and Grizzly Bear. For full line up, scroll down to the flier below.
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We were made up to see that Hot Chip’s 2012 album, In Our Heads, got nods in a clutch of end of year polls. The record crops up in lists in – among others – Mixmag (“Five albums in and Hot Chip just get better and better. In Our Heads was the sound of a band with an instinct of a pop hook, ideas dripping from every pore and who still sound like they’re having the time of their lives”), Mojo, DJ, the Sun, This Is Fake DIY,Pitchfork (where it made charts by both the readers and the writers who said “The songwriting often reads like a conversation between date-night dance floor synths and the seriously revealing pillow talk afterwards”), Q, Uncut, Drowned in Sound, NME, the Times (“The wry south Londoners join Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys at the top table of British synth-pop with this literate, danceable record”) and the Guardian, who – rather beautifully – said of the record (and the band): “What they adore, they said, is innocence and naivete in music. It’s astonishing, and wonderful, that these men in their thirties – with families and responsibilities and careers and artistic ambitions – can make music that captures uncorrupted joy, without shirking more complex emotional terrain. Hot Chip: the great British pop group.”
In Our Heads was reissued as an extended edition by the good folk at Domino at the end of 2012. This new version of the album featured an extra disc/digital bundle featuring remixes from Major Lazer, Optimo, Daphni and Moretime, rare tracks and previously unheard demos. You can hear the Major Lazer remix of Look At Where We Are here.
The expanded edition features…
1. Jelly Babies / 2. Doctor / 3. Look At Where We Are (Major Lazer Digi Drums mix) / 4. Night and Day (Daphni mix) / 5. Flutes (Optimo remix) / 6. Night and Day (demo) / 7. Now There Is Nothing (demo) / 8. Babies (demo) / 9. How Do You Do (demo) / 10. Flutes (demo) / 11. Night and Day (Moretime remix) / 12. Let Me Be Him (Joe’s dub)
…and is available in all good shops and digitally (for anyone who has already bought the LP, the extra tracks are available on their own via iTunes).
Also, a quick pointer in case you somehow managed to miss the fantastically demented video for Hot Chip’s new single, ‘Don’t Deny Your Heart’ (link above, directed by Peter Seranfinowicz, the man behind previous HC clips for ‘I Feel Better’ and ‘Night and Day’), then you missed a work of staggering genius. Described as a treat for all “music/football/videogames/sex fans” – hopefully that includes most of you guys, right? The single is out digitally and on 12” vinyl now and comes with a Joe Goddard re-edit, a Justus Köhncke remix and a JD Twitch Optimo remix of ‘Flutes’.
How Do You Do is the new single from Hot Chip, the second track taken from their recent, critically acclaimed album, In Our Heads. Released on 10th September on 12” and via digital download How Do You Do is an effortlessly and infectiously joyful electro-pop stomp. The 12” will feature some choice remixes from the likes of Todd Terje, Ossie, Micky Moonlight and James Zabiela.
The accompanying video was filmed both in London and LA by Rollo Jackson and is linked to below.
Hot Chip return from a triumphant U.S. tour where they played the Pitchfork Festival as well as a sold out Prospect Park in NYC, to headline Camp Bestival this Friday. Watch Hot Chip’s recent performance with Roots drummer Questlove on Jimmy Fallon in the U.S. HERE.
Hot Chip’s have announced details of the intimate gig they’re due to play as part of a partnership with Songkick and Detourjam on Sunday October 7th. After offering up three towns the band had never played in before, they have confirmed that they will play the Quarterhouse in Folkestone. Although voting was neck and neck at first, a huge amount of votes were cast in the last couple of days by fans eager to get the autumn tour to kick off on the Kent coast. The Songkick gig will now be the first date on their recently-announced October UK tour and is by far the most intimate venue that they’ll play this year.
In other, London 2012 based news, Hot Chip have also been busy scoring the introductory music for the Olympics table tennis competition. More news and links when we have them!
The full UK and Irish dates are as follows:
FRI 27 JULY – DORSET, UK – CAMP BESTIVAL
SUN 2 SEPT – STRADBALLY, IRELAND – ELECTRIC PICNIC
THU 6 SEPT – ISLE OF WIGHT, UK – BESTIVAL
SUN 7 OCT – FOLKSTONE, QUARTERHOUSE – Songkick show – SOLD OUT
MON 8 OCT – NORWICH, UEA with Disclosure
TUE 9 OCT – LEEDS, O2 ACADEMY with Disclosure
THU 11 OCT – BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY with Disclosure
FRI 12 OCT – GLASGOW, O2 ABC with Disclosure
SAT 13 OCT – MANCHESTER, ACADEMY with Disclosure
MON 15 OCT – BRISTOL, O2 ACADEMY with Django Django
TUE 16 OCT – SOUTHAMPTON, GUILDHALL with Django Django
THU 18 OCT – LONDON, O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY with special guests TBA
FRI 19 OCT – LONDON, O2 BRIXTON ACADEMY with Django Django – SOLD OUT
Later this year, Hot Chip will be playing aboard an opulent cruise ship that’s been taken over by the good folks at Coachella Festival. The band will play on two cruises on the SS Coachella that will take place on December 16-19 in the Bahamas and December 19-23 in Jamaica. Also on board will be Pulp, Yeasayer, James Murphy, !!!, DJ Harvey, Grimes, Warpaint, Sleigh Bells and a whole bunch more. For more information and prices on cruise packages, check the SS Coachella site here.