Felix & Al’s Hot Chip DJ North American Thundersnow Tour 2014


Al & myself have some North American Hot Chip DJ dates in the next couple of weeks, starting tonight (Wednesday 26th) at  Neumos Seattle … really excited to be coming back to one our favourite venues in the US!

To celebrate here is a free download a DJ mix I made a few months back, enjoy… 


Tomorrow (Thursday 27th) we are at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver.

Friday 28th November – at the MEZZANINE with the deeply sexy The 2 Bears

Saturday 29th November – at Avalon in Los Angeles, once again entwined with the Bears.

Saturday 6th December – at Fixed NYC with the supreme Dave P


Saturday 13th December – fantastic looking party with @transmissioneventsaustin in Austin with DFA darlings Museumoflove


And in between all that, a tour with me & Al’s other band New Build

And some riots. And some snow.

Hope to see you along the way.


New Build USA

New Build Album “Pour It On” Out Now, Live Band on Tour!

New Build USA

New Build, featuring Felix & Al from Hot Chip, announce details of new single ‘Pour It On’, vinyl release of album & North American tour dates.


Listen to tracks from “Pour It On” and a remix from Sinkane here:

Hi there, me & Al are releasing a new single, Pour It On, along with the vinyl release of our recent album and a run of North American dates in December, following on from some DJ dates that we have on the West Coast (more details of those on the Events page).
The track  is taken from our recent album of the same name, Pour It Onwhich was recorded at our own Lanark Studios in East London and Club Ralph in West London with Mark Ralph (Franz Ferdinand, Clean Bandit, Hot Chip). Here are some of the nicer things people have written about the album:
Al and Felix Hot Chip nail that soul-crushing sort of melancholic electronic moodiness on their new track – The Guardian
Slick and dance-floor ready – Clash
Blissed- out serenity – Q Magazine
We head to the North America in December for this little run, incredibly excited to be bringing the live show back after some fun shows last time around.  This run includes a show at New York’s Mercury Loungeand several shows with New York’s Museum of Love, featuring the extraordinary Pat Mahoney (the drummer for LCD Soundsystem).
 For further information and tickets go to www.newbuildband.com, or click the links below
The dates are as follows:
* with Museum Of Love (DFA Records)
New Build are: Al Doyle, Felix Martin & Tom Hopkins and live they are joined by Joy Leah Joseph.

New Build “The Sunlight” Video

Pour It On

Felix Martin & Al Doyle’s band New Build have signed a record deal with the label Sunday Best and their album ‘Pour It On‘ is released on October 20th. “The Sunlight” is the first song to be released from the new album and now Sam Lawlor & Lindsay Pollock, close friends and collaborators with both New Build and Hot Chip, have created a beautiful and strangely haunting video for the track.

Video made by Sam Lawlor & Lindsay Pollock at Lanark Studio 2014. Taken from ‘Pour It On’, out October 20th on Sunday Best Recordings.

Pre-order ‘Pour It On’ on iTunes and get ‘The Sunlight’ download immediately or order on CD and 12” Vinyl via Sunday Best.

Follow New Build on Facebook, on Twitter, on Youtube and Spotify.


UPDATED – New Build Single, Video and USA Dates


Felix Martin and Al Doyle’s other band – New Build – have a new single out now called “False Thing” and Felix has directed their first ever video!


Available directly from the band HERE or from iTunes HERE.

Following on from the storming Hot Chip performances at Coachella, Felix and Al are bringing their “other” 7 piece band to the West Coast of the USA for the first time, and with it their unique blend of electronics, funk and raw energy.

In support is the excellent UK band NO CEREMONY///, making this something of a mini British invasion.

More details about each show below!

Saturday 27th April: Britweek Festival Show @ Echoplex, LA
Sunday 28th April: The Independent, San Francisco
Tuesday April 30th: Doug Fir Lounge, Portland
Wednesday May 1st: Neumos, Seattle

New Build Album Details

The first New Build album “Yesterday Was Lived And Lost” is out now in the UK!

You can listen to all 12 tracks from the album on the band’s Youtube page, or at the New Build Bandcamp page.

The digital version is an immediate download in your choice of a variety of high quality formats, including WAV and FLAC. The CD version is a beautiful bespoke digipack, including 2 exclusive art prints, with artwork by Bevis Martin and Charlie Youle, who created the “One Pure Thought” video for Hot Chip, and design by Hot Chip regular Darren Wall. The limited edition heavyweight vinyl version includes exclusive bonus track “Care Too Much”.

It’s also available to order on I-Tunes, with an exclusive track “Your Love”, which has recently been playlisted on BBC Radio 1 & XFM.


To mark the release of the album , the band are now on tour. Following sold out shows in the UK, culminating in an amazing night at Corsica Studios in London, and two sold out shows in New York, Felix and Al will be live on stage in Europe with a full 7 piece band, including Rupert Clervaux (formerly of the Sian Alice Group) on drums, Charlie Michael on percussion, Ben Ubly on bass and Joy Leah Joseph singing and playing steel pan and percussion. These shows are going to be amazing!

Thu 22 Amsterdam, Netherlands Bitterzoet Buy Tickets
Fri 23 Brussels, Belgium Botanique/Rotonde Buy Tickets
Sat 24 Paris, France Fleche D’Or Buy Tickets
April 2012
Fri 27 Copenhagen, Denmark Den Gra Hal
Sat 28 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Medis
May 2012
Fri 4 London, UK Fabric
Thu 10 Brighton, UK Great Escape
Sat 26 Germany Immergut Festival






B & O news, gigs…

Hello. Alexis here. I am making music with my friend and hot chip drummer Grovesnor, and together we are B & O. We opened for Scritti Politti in December last year, and Gang Gang Dance and the Junior Boys in Paris also. Now we are proud to play a handful of shows with New Build, and also one with The 2 Bears as well. Below is a link to a video Brian Degraw shot of us soundchecking, plus an excerpt from our upcoming release, a cover of Sparkle featuring R. Kelly – Be Careful. You can Bear this in mind so you can Newly Build a picture of what you might see and hear; Beovision if you will.
The dates and info for the New Build shows that we will also play at is right here:
Weds 7th  Leeds Cockpit 2
Thur 8th   Manchester, Deaf Institute
Fri 9th       London, Corsica Studios (with The 2 Bears and more)
Hope to see you at the shows, bright and early, by the speakers. They’re Danish.

UPDATE !! New Build Tour UK, US & Europe

NEW BUILD are a new band featuring Hot Chip members Al Doyle and Felix Martin. Al is also known for his time playing guitar for LCD Soundsystem.

They have put together a 7 piece live band featuring synths, drums, guitars, percussion, lots of singing, and general making of loud noises!

And they are taking it on the road this Spring to mark the release of their first ever album, visiting GLASGOW, LEEDS, MANCHESTER, LONDON, NEW YORK, SXSW, AMSTERDAM, BRUSSELS, PARIS, BERLIN, COLOGNE, COPENHAGEN & STOCKHOLM!

Ticket links for all the shows are at www.newbuildband.com!

There will be some very cool support acts along the way, including BANG & OLUFSEN, a new duo which comprises ALEXIS TAYLOR and ROB SMOUGHTON (GROVESNOR).

And for the LONDON show there are even more very special guests! The party has now sold out but £5 tickets for the afterparty with all the DJ sets are still available, just arrive after 11pm.

The date is Friday March 9th, the venue is Corsica Studios in London.

New Build will be playing live earlier in the evening, and the show will be followed  by a club night until 4am.

Now featuring the supreme DJ-ing talents of Joe Goddard and Raf Rundell (The 2 Bears), Dominik Eulberg and Hannah Holland!

The party is part of the first New Build tour in the UK, Europe and the US. It is to mark the release of the first New Build album “Yesterday Was Lived And Lost”.

facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/210029982425766/

more details about the band: www.newbuildband.com

ticket link: www.wegottickets.com/event/155060



New Build – debut album and gig details

New Build, a new band featuring Hot Chip members Al Doyle and Felix Martin, are pleased to announce the imminent release of their first album Yesterday Was Lived And Lost.

The 12 track album will be released on digital, CD and heavyweight vinyl format on March 5th 2012. Yesterday Was Lived And Lost will be the third release on New Build’s own fledgling imprint Lanark Recordings.

The CD comes with two beautiful postcard sized prints by the artists Bevis Martin and Charlie Youle, who created the artwork for the release. The vinyl version features an exclusive bonus track and a link to download high quality digital files.

You can pre-order the album now, with an immediate download of one free track from the album entitled “Finding Reasons”, on all 3 formats directly from the band here.

Click here for a stream of 4 tracks from the album.

New Build are on tour in the UK, Europe and the US in March – they play at:

March 2012

Tue 6 Glasgow, UK Captains Rest Buy Tickets
Wed 7 Leeds, UK Cockpit 2 Buy Tickets
Thu 8 Manchester, UK Deaf Institute Buy Tickets
Fri 9 London, UK (w/ 2 Bears) Corsica Studios Buy Tickets
Sat 10 Brighton, UK Sticky Mikes Buy Tickets
Tue 13 New York, USA Mercury Lounge Sold Out
Wed 14 New York, USA Mercury Lounge Sold Out
Tue 20 Berlin, Germany Lido Buy Tickets
Wed 21 Cologne, Germany Gebaude 9 Buy Tickets
Thu 22 Amsterdam, Netherlands Bitterzoet Buy Tickets
Fri 23 Brussels, Belgium Botanique/Rotonde Buy Tickets
Sat 24 Paris, France Point Ephemere Buy Tickets