Hot Chip

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Hot Chip review – an immersive dance phenomenon
Years ahead of the disco reboot curve, the British synthpop stalwarts deliver a performance so charged they even break a drum

Kitty Empire

24, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Hot Chip: Freakout/ Release review – trying hard to be funky
The British dance-pop favourites make forays into the wilder side, but their mellow tempo prevails

Kitty Empire

14, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Hot Chip: ‘Joe once hit Alexis with a baseball bat!’
Joe Goddard and Al Doyle answer your questions about their favourite remixes, working with Jarvis Cocker and what really is the best sauce for hot chips

As told to Dave Simpson

04, Aug, 2022 @3:51 PM

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Post your questions for Hot Chip
As the beloved dance-pop band release their eighth album, Joe Goddard and Al Doyle will answer your questions – post them below

Laura Snapes

28, Jul, 2022 @2:17 PM

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Ibibio Sound Machine: Electricity review – vibrant Afro funk hits the heights
(Merge Records)
The London band’s kaleidoscopic new album crosses genres and skips past musical borders

Kadish Morris

27, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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End of the Road 2021 review – phones firmly in pockets at life-affirming festival
From Little Simz to Richard Dawson, the indie stalwart’s 15th anniversary party provided a joyous slice of summer in a difficult year

Ammar Kalia

06, Sep, 2021 @10:43 AM

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On my radar: Alexis Taylor’s cultural highlights
The Hot Chip frontman on a Factory Records exhibition, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and his favourite vegan ramen

Kathryn Bromwich

04, Sep, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Latitude festival review: a hyper-real return to glitter, beer and British musical brilliance
The first full-capacity festival since the pandemic began hosted a series of artists – Sons of Kemet and Self Esteem among them – that show how vibrant the UK’s scene still is

Kate Hutchinson

26, Jul, 2021 @12:47 PM

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'Magic happens, often': Christine and the Queens, Haim, Nile Rodgers and more on the joy of live music
Musicians on the thrill of playing live – and what we can expect when gigs return

The Observer

07, Mar, 2021 @6:44 AM

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'My coolness has disintegrated': how pop stars cope with fatherhood
Pop’s mothers have told of guilt, loneliness and record-label prejudice – so do men face the same problems? Wayne Coyne, Ghetts, Thurston Moore and others respond

Rachel Aroesti

02, Dec, 2020 @12:30 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2019: the full list
Our pick of the year’s finest albums brings American dreaming, teenage dynamism, heartbreak, barbed rap, impetuous indie and beautiful soundscapes

20, Dec, 2019 @9:41 AM

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Glastonbury 2019: Saturday with the Killers, Janet Jackson and Liam Gallagher – as it happened
Janet took Control, Gallagher revisited former glories and the Las Vegas glam rockers kill it – catch up on all the action

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes (earlier) and Michael Hann (now)

29, Jun, 2019 @11:50 PM

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