Fujiya & Miyagi were making music that sounded like Hot Chip – upbeat, effusive synthpop with slightly geeky indie vocals – before Hot Chip were. Thus, it feels reductive and…

Somewhere between [a]Liars[/a]’ sinister ponderings, [a]Beck[/a]’s low-key funk and the bizarre, be-masked aesthetic of [a]The Wave Machines[/a] sits the weird world of ‘[b]Ventriloquizzing[/b]’ – a world where David Best’s speak-sing…

Featuring a kind of PG-rated version of Happy Mondays’ ‘Bob’s Yer Uncle’ for a chorus and a line in bedroom-Timbaland robotics not dissimilar to Hot Chip’s earliest adventures, the second…