British band Hot Chip has made a career out of exploring the collision point between heart-rending indie rock, cleverly self-aware pop and spastic, dancefloor-ready electronica. Since their 2004 debut Coming On Strong and the breakout success of its 2006 follow-up The Warning, they've toured the world and headlined festivals, collaborated with the likes of Peter Gabriel and psych-rock vet Robert Wyatt, and launched a smattering of side projects.
Along the way, they've continued to hone their lush, inviting electro-pop sound over the course of three more albums. The latest, the self-produced In Our Heads, was released earlier this summer and earned some of the band's most enthusiastic reactions to date.
During their US tour, Hot Chip found some time to stop by The Current, play a few songs, and chat with Mark Wheat.
Songs played: "Look At Where We Are/If I Were Your Girlfriend," "Night and Day" and "Don't Deny Your Heart."
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- Album Review: Hot Chip - In Our Heads "In Our Heads" is a thrillingly consistent album, veering from high-BPM stompers to some of Hot Chip's most touching ballads to date.
- Hot Chip perform live in The Current studio Since forming ten years ago, the English, synth-loving electro-pop group Hot Chip have released four records and toured the world, and they're currently on tour with DFA label-mates LCD Soundsystem.
- Hot Chip performs in The Current studio The London band Hot Chip, released their debut EP CD, "Mexico" in 2000. By 2002 they self released their Sanfrandisco EP. In 2005, they signed with record label DFA and released the "Over and Over" EP and "The Warning" in 2006. Their latest project is entitled, "Made In The Dark."
- Hot Chip performs in studio The voices of Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard are a study in contrast. While Taylor offers dreamy, falsettos while Goddard offers a tone that sounds a bit more world-weary and at times almost gruff in comparison.