Live review: Hot Chip

Live review: Hot Chip

The carriage marked ‘cult favourites’ is a comfy one. Hot Chip have already done enough to be able to ride out the rest of their career on a tide of goodwill, churning out quirky electropop and getting remixed by obscure but credible German...

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Album review: Hot Chip 'One Life Stand' (EMI)

Album review: Hot Chip 'One Life Stand' (EMI)

Since their Prince -loving gawk-hop 2004 debut ‘Coming On Strong’ , complete with songs about Peugeot cruising, Hawaiian shirts and blasting out Yo La Tengo from the sub-woofers, Hot Chip have gradually soldered their decreasingly geeky,...

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Album review: Various Artists A Bugged Out! Mix by Hot Chip

Album review: Various Artists A Bugged Out! Mix...

Ain’t no party like a Hot Chip party – as long as you don’t mind an odd ratio of hotties to boys with mini-screwdrivers in their top pockets. Hot Chip make for fun techno DJs because they’re distant admirers of Germanic minimal burble...

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Bestival

Bestival

For each one of you here, putting up with the shittiest summer ever, big up yourselves!” Zane Lowe shouts from his perch by the Main Stage while DJing on Day One. And if there’s ever been a time we felt we deserved some self-bigging upping,...

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ATP Vs Pitchfork

ATP Vs Pitchfork

Pontin’s of Camber Sands tries desperately hard to be weird and wacky. Reception is housed in a pirate ship, the upstairs bar is reached via an octopus belly and crocodiles run amok in the go-karting arena. But if this kerrrazy seaside holiday...

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Hot Chip

Hot Chip

After months of near-constant rotation, the Chip’s special recent album, ‘Made In The Dark’, seems to have slithered off the radar a touch. ‘One Pure Thought’ will put them back on to the middle of the ol’ submarine detector, though....

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Hot Chip

Hot Chip

Surprisingly for a group of men who look like they’ve just returned from a colourblind lobotomy patient’s coach trip to Doncaster Oxfam, Hot Chip are the most effortlessly cool band in Ravesville. They’re the steady surfers on the new rave...

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Hot Chip

Hot Chip

Rain can’t dampen new ravers’ fun “We were going to give this song to Kylie,” grins ginger synth wizard Joe Goddard, surveying the 3,000 Chip fans in the magnificent Somerset House courtyard. “But it wasn’t good enough.” Cue...

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Hot Chip: Webster Hall, New York, Thursday, November 2

Hot Chip: Webster Hall, New York, Thursday,...

It’s about a lot of things, but CMJ isn’t really about dancing. Over five nights across New York’s five boroughs, thousands of bands have gathered from all around the world to chase that elusive record contract, schmooze A&R men or, if all...

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Hot Chip: The Warning

Hot Chip: The Warning

A quick recap: people who make dance music are nerds, highbrows, emotionless eggheads. All of them irredeemable knob-twiddling white coats, coolly dabbling with the DNA of music itself. End of story. And y’know what? Hot Chip have five of the...

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