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Among the many lessons pop learned from Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ in 2013 – Pharrell guarantees you a million-seller, Muppets songwriter Paul Williams matches well with hip French electro…

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Lovable electro-dorks they may be, but there’s something itchingly, urgently gorgeous about Hot Chip when they get a little dirty. Witness this glitchy banger, which comes on like a soppy…

Despite resembling the Miliband brother Dave and Ed ostracised for cramping their style, Alexis Taylor continues to write brilliant, vibrant electro-pop nuggets that make the listener feel like they’ve got…

Thousands of us have shared youth-defining moments of glory when we lost our shit during Hot Chip shows, probably at festivals, probably during ‘Over And Over’, the tune that broke…

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For a second there, the title of [a]Hot Chip[/a]’s comeback single – from their forthcoming fifth album, ‘In Our Heads’ – kick-started all sorts of special feelings, dreaming as we…

The carriage marked ‘cult favourites’ is a comfy one. [a]Hot Chip[/a] have already done enough to be able to ride out the rest of their career on a tide of…

Since their [a]Prince[/a]-loving gawk-hop 2004 debut [b]‘Coming On Strong’[/b], complete with songs about Peugeot cruising, Hawaiian shirts and blasting out Yo La Tengo from the sub-woofers, [a]Hot Chip[/a] have gradually…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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One school of thought says that the second you start stripping pop into its component parts you destroy its fragile, intangible magic. NME, mind, would contest that this is a…

Hot Chip? Geekoid droids who dress funny and look like they may have met their Thai bride on a Trekkie messageboard (“Beam me up love, fnar, fnar etc”). Hot Chip?…