Hot Chip wowed us at the 6 Music Festival now there’s new music and a world tour, Getintothis Chris Flack gives a sneak peek at their new video.
After a spectacular set at the 6 Music Festival, Hot Chip have announced their seventh album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, on the June 21.
Their third release under the Domino label, A Bath Full of Ecstasy is the bands’ ultimate release, cementing the noise they’ve become renowned for, pure pop joy, melancholy, catchy melodies, and pounding electro-pop beats.
Recorded between London and Paris, the album sees the quintet deliver an adventurous and collaborative album, working with new producers including Philippe Zdar and Rodaidh McDonald who has collaborated with The XX, David Byrne and a host of others.
We have their first release for your listening pleasure, Hungry Child is a glorious six minutes of joy that hints at classic house and nods in the direction UK garage, it stands every chance of sound-tracking your summer. The video (below) is a full-on eight minute short – it’s a beautiful thing.
Having headlined the 6 Music Festival last weekend, Hot Chip have been sneaking out new tracks at smaller shows across the UK this week; as they prepare for their tour of Europe and the US.
They will be appearing on the bills of a number of festivals over the coming months, including slots at Glastonbury, All Points East, NOS Alive, Pukkelpop and many more besides. The year also includes their biggest ever headline shows to date, many of them already sold out.
A Bath Full of Ecstasy sees the band step a little out of their comfort zone in terms of form and topic, rooted in the first person, the stories and themes suggest a band open to new ideas. The record touches on the struggle it can take to find happiness, this is clearly a message they want to pass on.
What is also lovely is that the artwork has been created by Turner-prize winning artist Jeremy Deller and the Fraser Muggeridge Studio. So it looks good too.
Hot Chip tour live dates:
24th May – All Points East festival, London
1st June – Heartland festival, Egeskov Castle, Denmark
8th June – Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland
14-16th June – Maifeld Derby festival, Mannheim, Germany
28-30th June – Glastonbury festival, Somerset
4th July – Vida Festival, Catalonia Spain
5th July – Pointu Festival, Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
11th July – NOS Alive festival, Lisbon, Portugal
11-13th July – Bilbao Live festival, Bilbao, Spain
19-21st July – Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield
19-21st July – Biarritz en été festival, Biarritz, France
26th July – Les Nuits Secrètes festival, Aulnoye-Aimeries, France
2-4th August – All Together Now festival, Waterford, Ireland
4th August – Playground of Sound festival, Glasgow
16th August – La Route du Rock festival, St Malo, France
16-18th August – Pukkelpop festival, Hasselt, Belgium
30th August – Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland, Netherlands
Autumn 2019 UK headline tour
17th Oct – Olympia, Dublin
18th Oct – O2 Institute 1, Birmingham
21st Oct – O2 Academy, Bristol
22nd Oct – Rock City, Nottingham
24th Oct – LCR, Norwich