Coming Up HOT CHIP Album ‘FREAKOUT/RELEASE

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28 June 2022


Artwork of new album

Band: HOT CHIP
Who: Veteran dance heroes from London
Active: Since 2000 / 8 LPs (new one included)

New album: FREAKOUT/RELEASE
Out: 19 August 2022 – more info here

Press info: Freakout/Release is another dizzying high in a multi-decade career that’s seen Hot Chip continuing to innovate and develop a rich, resonant songcraft. And while they continue to operate at peak form, the album also feels like a new chapter for the group – a collection of flesh-and-blood songs that finds the band reaching into the darkness to emerge as a true creative unit, their gazes fixed positively on the future ahead. The album features Canadian rapper Cadence Weapon, British DJ and musician Lou Hayter and production work from Soulwax.

Lead single: the up-lifting Down

HOT CHIP: Facebook

Disco 2020 – HOT CHIP And JARVIS COCKER Join Forces For Single ‘STRAIGHT TO THE MORNING’

24 October 2020

Dance experts HOT CHIP scored another hit with
last year’s album A Bath Full Of Ecstasy.

This troubled year they dropped Late Night Tales and a remix of
that LP. It featured a cover of the Velvet Underground’s Candy Says.

And if that wasn’t enough they teamed up now with Jarvis Pulp Cocker
for a brand new single titled STRAIGHT TO THE MORNING.

“This is is a disco anthem about going out, for a time
when people really can’t, and it features our friend Jarvis
Cocker urging us to go “straight through until the break of
dawn”
says the band.

Get out of your lazy couch and activate your legs

HOT CHIP: Facebook

‘Candy Says’ – Synth Pop Stars HOT CHIP Cover THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

3 September 2020

London’s famous synth-pop act HOT CHIP are part of the Late Night Tales project.
A series of artist curated compilation albums. The mix features several artists with
Hot Chip including three original songs, and a cover.

For the cover they picked CANDY SAYS. A mesmeric song about a transsexual,
written by the late singer-songwriter icon LOU REED. It appeared on The Velvet Underground‘s third, self-titled LP released in 1969.

You can’t beat Reed‘s unique voice but Hot Chip‘s frontman Alexis Taylor does an
excellent job. His vox hasn’t that mysterious timbre of the rock ‘n’ toll animal but
his take is as moody and gripping as the original performance.

“Candy says I’ve come to hate my body
And all that it requires in this world
Candy says I’d like to know completely
What others so discretely talk about”

Listen here…

The original…

HOT CHIP: Facebook