The 2 Bears return to active service with a twelve week residency at one of London’s best underground clubs, XOYO – beginning at the start of April. Ahead of a new record, Joe and Raf have put together a killer line up that includes Four Tet, Daphni (Carobou), Henrik Schwarz, Rob da Bank, Andrew Weatherall, Pachanga Boys and many many more. Of special interest – the 10th May Hot Chip takeover…
A bunch of new DJ dates for the 2 Bears, Alexis & Owen, Joe, Al and Felix (and a couple of tag team band sets too). The dates are:
28th Feb – Al Doyle at Elements with Anthony Mansfield (Disco Knights), Ingenious Rockers & the Diaz Brothers
8th Mar – The 2 Bears at Bugged Out Weekender
21st Mar – Alexis & Owen at 1500m2, Warsaw
25th Mar – The 2 Bears at Snowboxx, Andorra
28th Mar – Joe Goddard at Snafu, Aberdeen
28th Mar – Felix at Gibson, Frankfurt
29th Mar – Joe Goddard at Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
18th Apr – Hot Chip DJ set (curating a night with Paul Woolford) at Social Club, Paris
20th Apr – Hot Chip DJ set at Electron Festival, Geneva
3rd May – Felix Martin at Electric Palace, Bridport
23rd May – Felix Martin at Hay on Wye Literary Festival
Ahead of some big 2 Bears announcements in the coming weeks, Raf and Joe have posted a vinyl only 75 minute-long mixtape as a free download. Click here for more details.
Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor play a one-off all night session at Plastic People this Saturday (January 11th). The venue – 147-149 Curtain Road, London, EC2 – is open 10pm-4am, entry is £8 before 11pm and £10 after. Click here for early bird tickets.
Anyone going back to Uni in Manchester planning a quiet January might have to think again. The Pangaea Festival takes place on the 25th in the S.U. buildings and, as well as a one-off Hot Chip set, there’s music from Wookie, Greg Wilson, Paul Woolford, Shy FX, Artwork and a host of other names. Tickets are on sale now.
Ahead of proper 2 Bears album news in the New Year, Joe and Raf have been busying themselves with a bit of on air DJing and a couple of remixes. First up, they stepped back into the Rinse studio this week for a show on Tuesday night. There’s a podcast version of it online here. Remix wise, there are reworks of Tookah, the title track off the last Emiliana Torrini album and of
the brilliant new John Wizards’ single Muizenberg (if you’ve not heard the LP, it’s a blinder). More news coming soon.
Tears for Fears have posted their version of Boy From School alongside some ‘in good company’ covers of Arcade Fire and Animal Collective songs. File alongside Peter Gabriel’s inspired Hot Chip collaboration from a few year’s back.
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