Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor is giving us a ‘Beautiful Thing’

Plus he's heading out on tour

Hot Chip‘s Alexis Taylor has announced details of his new solo album, ‘Beautiful Thing’.

The Domino-signed musician last put out a record in 2017, ‘Listen With(out) Piano‘ – a rearrangement of his 2016 album ‘Piano‘.

Now, Taylor has confirmed his next release will arrive on April 20. ‘Beautiful Thing’ was produced by DFA Records founder and UNKLE member Tim Goldsworthy, and marks the first time he has collaborated with a producer on one of his solo efforts.


Watch the Edwin Burdis-directed music video for the title track below, and see the full tracklist.

‘Dreaming Of Another Life’
‘Beautiful Thing’

‘Deep Cut’
‘Roll On Blank Tapes’
‘Suspicious Of Me’
‘A Hit Song’
‘Oh Baby’
‘There’s Nothing To Hide’
‘I Feel You’
‘Out Of Time’

Taylor will take the record out on a short tour in the UK and Europe either side of ‘Beautiful Thing”s release date. Kicking off on April 17, the run of dates will begin in Bristol, with the UK leg concluding in London on the day the album is made available.

Alexis Taylor will play:

Bristol, Fleece (April 17)
Manchester, Ruby Lounge (18)
Brighton, Patterns (19)
London, Omeara (20)

Amsterdam, Bitterzoet (24)
Cologne, Artheater (25)
Paris, Babadoum (26)


Taylor sparked speculation that Hot Chip were set to return with a new record when he posted a video from the studio earlier this year. The group haven’t released an album since 2015’s ‘Why Make Sense?