Hot Chip’s phenomenal recent Paris show (as part of the Pitchfork Festival) is now available online to view in its entirety. Setlist looks something like this:
How Do You Do?
Boy from School
Don’t Deny Your Heart
One Life Stand
Night and Day
Over and Over
Everything She Wants (cover)
Ready for the Floor
Let Me Be Him
Pale Blue Eyes (cover)
No Fit State
I Feel Better
Alexis Taylor has been announced as a DJ at the Tate Britain House Warming Party – a series of events celebrating the recent renovation and rehang at the gallery. Alexis plays two sets on November 23rd (19.15 – 20.00 then 20.45 – 21.30). Entry is free.
Quick bit of 2 Bears news. First up, Joe and Raf will be playing the main room at Fabric this weekend. Also playing are Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Goldie and the Greco-Roman Soundsystem. Advance tickets available here, more on the door. For a taste of what they’re playing at the moment, there’s a 45 minute Boiler Room set online now – click here to watch. A new 2 Bears record is due in the new year on Southern Fried. The band recorded in Mark Ralph’s studio over the summer – expect New Jersey screamers, distorted house and possibly Raf Daddy in a Daryl Pandy style glittery number.
Alexis Taylor plays a one-off solo show this weekend at Dalston’s Vortex club (with the fantastic Scottish musician RM Hubbert on Nov 9th) and a gig with About Group supporting Brokeback as part of the London Jazz Festival (at the Lexington on Nov 22).
Hot Chip have remixed a 1979 Donna Summer track. Originally produced by Giorgio Moroder, Sunset People features on a Donna Summer remix LP due out on November 4th. The fifteen minute plus Hot Chip remix is currently being streamed via The Quietus – other mixes featured include Jacques Greene, Duke Dumont, Benga, Frankie Knuckles and Moroder himself.
Hot Chip play their last European shows on the year this weekend. On Friday (Nov 1st), the band play Manchester’s Warehouse Project for a Bestival party that also features Chic, 2 Many DJs, Toddla T, Horsemeat Disco, TEED and Rob da Bank. On Saturday (Nov 2nd), they head to Paris to play as part of the Pitchfork Festival at the Grande Hall de la Villette. Hot Chip take the stage at midnight; the all day and night bill also includes Panda Bear, A-Trak, Todd Terje, Yo La Tengo and Omar Souleyman.
A load of new DJ dates added for (nearly all) members of Hot Chip over the coming months:
25th Oct – Alexis & Justus Kohncke at Rockmarket, Frankfurt
26th Oct – Felix at Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart
7th Nov – Felix & Al at Postbahnhof, Berlin
8th Nov – Felix & Al at Bob Beaman, Munich
8th Nov – The 2 Bears at Fabric
9th Nov – 2 Bears at WAYF, Bournemouth
9th NOv – Felix & Al at Gewoelbe, Cologne
15th Nov – Joe at iBoat, Bordeaux
16th Nov – Joe at Somerset House, London
23rd Nov – Felix & Al at Nitsa, Barcelona
29th Nov – Al at Snafu, Aberdeen
6th Dec – Joe at Seeds, Oslo
All these dates with maps and links are now in the live section.
Alexis plays a one-off solo show in London tomorrow (Saturday 28th Sept) at Dalston’s best little gig venue, the Servant Jazz Quarters. Alexis will be playing before San Francisco born artist Kirsten Knick. DJs on the night are Nick Forgacs, John Coxon and Alexis himself. Tickets are available on the door from 8pm.
Alexis plays guest spots a couple of interesting shows next month. First, one with Fimber Bravo in Oxford on October 11th at the Pegasus Theatre, the following night as part of Faster than Sound/Aldeburgh Music’s night of Benjamin Britten inspired music with Green Gartside, Mara Carlyle, Anna Meredith, South London Ordnance, and Max de Wardener.