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Hot Chip

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Hot Chip: Coming on Strong (Astralwerks)

Review by Will Hermes, Spin, January 2006

TIMMY THOMAS' 1972 beat-boxdriven hit 'Why Can't We Live Together?' is a paradigm of how machine rhythms can make the human voice sound simultaneously stalwart ...

Hot Chip: The Warning ****

Review by Paul Morley, The Observer, 21 May 2006

The style-mag favourites walk the irony tightrope with their airy electro-pop. Paul Morley applauds from the stalls ...

Hot Chip: King's College, London

Live Review by Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 3 June 2006

HOT CHIP are five white Englishmen who stand in a straight line across the stage, as if waiting to be shot. They claim to love ...

Hot Chip: Made in the Dark ****

Review by Ben Thompson, The Observer, 20 January 2008

You might know them as pop nerds, but Ben Thompson just loves their power ballads ...

Hot Chip: The League of Very Ordinary Gentlemen

Profile and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, Spin, February 2008

Everybody seems to love Hot Chip's catchy, endearing dance pop. But are these bookish Brits ready to love everybody back? ...

Super Fry Guys: Hot Chip's Made In The Dark (EMI)

Review by John McCready, The Word, February 2008

Hot Chip: Brains from Thunderbirds and his science-block mates create wonderful dance music — that you don't have to dance to. ...

Hot Chip/Todd Rundgren: That's one potent hot toddy

Interview by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 25 July 2008

Hot Chip gave Todd Rundgren his first hit in 35 years. Rundgren talks to the band's Alexis Taylor - and almost causes an international incident. ...

Hot Chip: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 10 November 2008

"WELCOME TO the Hot Chip show," shouts guitarist Al Doyle, as if priming the crowd for a Vegas cabaret act rather than five Londoners whose ...

Hot Chip: One Life Stand (Parlophone)

Review by Simon Price, The Word, February 2010

THE NAME, of course, is one of pop's great double entendres. As well as carrying the sense of overloaded silicon circuitry, "Hot Chip" — like ...

Hot Chip: Academy, Newcastle ****

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 19 February 2010

HOT CHIP walk on to deafening applause… on tape. Then the real audience start clapping, not just at their arrival, but at the audacity of ...

Hot Chip: One Life Stand ****

Review and Interview by Andrew Mueller, Uncut, March 2010

Beguiling fourth from the impressively unclassifiable London brainiacs. ...

LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip: Alexandra Palace, London

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 12 November 2010

LIKE AN indie-rock version of the Special Relationship, the New York disco-punks LCD Soundsystem and their London electro-pop soulmates Hot Chip are on a joint ...

This Is Not This Heat: Cafe Oto, London

Live Review by Luke Turner, The Guardian, 14 February 2016

Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore joined the experimental lineup for a night of fresh and focussed sounds ...

Green Gartside and Alexis Taylor: West End Centre, Aldershot

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 12 December 2017

The blended vocal harmonies of the founder of Scritti Politti and the Hot Chip frontman made even the weaker songs shine. ...

Hot Chip: Trinity Centre, Bristol

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, The Times, 8 April 2019

This London band are likeable crowd-pleasers live, but they need to step out of their cosy pyjama-clad comfort zone more often. ...

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