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Hot Chip

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  • Formed: London, England
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: www.hotchip.co.uk
  • Recent Activity: 10.01.16 Playing in Brighton tonight at Concorde 2- 3 hours starting at 1am!! Joe x @concorde_2 @Extendedsetz
  • Hot Chip

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Hailing from London, Hot Chip entered the picture with the release of their 2000 debut, Mexico. The EP was issued by Victory Garden Records, a label owned and operated by members of London's resident lo-fi psychedelic rock institution Southall Riot. The Mexico EP was a hypnotic wash of subtle -- nearly subliminal -- pulse-like techno beats, acoustic guitars, and plinky pianos, but the vocals were the true star of the show (no small feat in a musical climate overrun with disaffected Lou Reed-esque mumblers and bland Eddie Vedder impersonators). The voices of Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard are a fine study in contrast. Taylor offers dreamy, effortless falsettos that cut to the heart of the beauty of performers like Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake (minus any of the pretentiousness of Radiohead or even Coldplay, or the bland vocal acrobatics of Remy Zero). Meanwhile, scattered throughout the record (and in the occasional duet), Goddard offers a tone that sounds a bit more world-weary and at times almost gruff in comparison to Taylor, calling to mind Damon Albarn's cool monotone tendencies.

Self-released by Hot Chip in 2002, Sanfrandisco E-Pee showed the band dabbling in more playful sounds, from the beatbox dubbing of the title track to the closing notes of "Fanta," in which Taylor pleads with the listener to "make sounds of the summer." There are moments of gorgeous melancholy as well, but on the whole, the album feels a bit more hopeful than Mexico did. The group signed to revered N.Y.C. record label DFA in 2005 and released the Over and Over EP, as well as the excellent 2006 full-length The Warning. Hot Chip kept busy in 2007 by supporting The Warning with singles and consistent touring, and released a DJ-Kicks mix album. Late that year, the single "Ready for the Floor" heralded the arrival of Made in the Dark, which featured some of the band's most focused grooves and poppiest melodies to date. The mellower One Life Stand followed in 2010, along with a remix collection later that year. Hot Chip left DFA for Domino, which released the more uptempo, experimental In Our Heads in 2012.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
11.11.16 Terminal West Atlanta, GA US
11.23.16 Mezzanine San Francisco, CA US
11.25.16 Infinite Vision Portland, OR US


  • 10.01.16 Playing in Brighton tonight at Concorde 2- 3 hours starting at 1am!! Joe x @concorde_2 @Extendedsetz
  • 10.01.16 If you're at @ByTheSeaUK Alexis is playing a solo show on the fringe in the Museum shortly
  • 10.01.16 RT @ByTheSeaUK: Our Fringe event at @Margate_Museums starts at 1pm. We're expecting it to be really busy so we'd recommend heading down ear…
  • 10.01.16 RT @Margate_Museums: Great News with By The Sea Acoustic sets this afternoon at The Margate Museum @Margate_Museums in the Victorian Court…
  • 09.28.16 RT @Spun0ut: .@JoeHotChip head By The Sea this weekend for your Pleasure(land) https://t.co/xy68UpHDj4
  • 09.28.16 RT @therealMIXHELL: Hey friends... check your inboxes for this amazing collaboration between @joehotchip &… https://t.co/GT8qCSHXeT
  • 09.23.16 RT @TheBeatJuice: Take a first listen to @ceephax’s remix of ‘Go Ahead’ by @PillowPersonPP (aka @Hot_Chip drummer Sarah Jones fyi) https://…
  • 09.23.16 RT @block9official: Now streaming: @Hot_Chip's DJ set, paying homage to Prince on #Genosys at @GlastoFest. Listen to the tribute at https:/…
  • 09.22.16 RT @PillowPersonPP: I'm well spoilt! @ceephax got well boppy on this Remix @TheBeatJuice put it up on their thing like mega blams https://t…
  • 09.22.16 Tonight in Paris... @RBMA https://t.co/2R3Y9B2VMd https://t.co/ywJQXJvX6f
  • 09.17.16 RT @todayfm: Coming up on Songs in the Key of Life: Alexis @Hot_Chip joins @NadineORegan to pick his fav tracks Tomorrow - 9pm https://t.…
  • 09.13.16 Greco-Roman fans- Karma Kid new video here: https://t.co/8SGOAGsXD1. Joe X