It’s rare that a band can be around for 16 years and six albums and still do no wrong, but that’s how we feel about Hot Chip.
The London band’s output is diverse so categorising them is tough, although for those that feel the need, synthpop or alt-dance seem fair descriptions. But for anyone not familiar with this innovative band, there is a great catalogue of tracks to get acquainted with. They also put on a great live show too so keep an eye out for their appearances at various festivals this summer – only shows in Portugal, Germany and Spain have been announced so far but more will follow.
Both of our vid selections are from last year and are tracks taken from the latest album Why Make Sense? which was out in May 2015. First is the superb Started Right, followed by Need You Now – accompanied by a mind-melting trip to Dungeness for what is a clever and intriguing little film.
Hot Chip – Started Right
Hot Chip – Need You Now