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
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.
Hot Chip have are one of the first five acts announced for the Paris Pitchfork Festival (alongside the Knife, Deerhunter, Warpaint, Junip and the Haxan Cloak. The festival takes place between October 31st and November 2nd at la Grande Halle de la Villette.
Never one to rest for too long, Alexis Taylor has been keeping himself busy with two new projects.
Firstly, Alexis sings on a Hot Chip produced track on the new Fimber Bravo album – you can hear it here. He plays a couple of dates as part of Fimber Bravo’s live band before heading out to the States for Hot Chip dates:
8th March: Heaven (supporting Jamie Lidell)
19th March: The Barfly (XFM X-posure Night where Alexis also supports)
5th May: Land of Kings Festival, Hackney
18th May: The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
21st July: Latitude Festival
You can hear Fimber Bravo and Alexis on Radio 4’s Loose Ends this week – we’ll post an iPlayer link after broadcast.
Secondly, Alexis announces a single release as one half of Fainting by Numbers – a collaboration with German techno producer Justus Köhncke. They release a double a-side single ‘Watching the Wheels’/’A Stone in the Ground’ on April 15th (like the Fimber Bravo LP, this is also released on Moshi Moshi). Pitchfork described the single as “the perfect balance of longing and regret” – you can hear A Stone in the Ground here.