The London-based Hot Chip are one of modern synth-pop's most lauded bands. In addition to their stunning records, they're also a popular live act, headlining gigs all around the world.
Hot Chip plan to release a one-off single this summer through Domino Records, and it features the previously unreleased tune ‘Dark and Stormy’ and a brand-new B-side version of ‘Look at Where We Are.’ The disc isn’t due out until July 22, but fans can listen to the catchy new title track via the clip above.
Is this a late entry into the Most Ridiculous Video of the Year sweepstakes? Hot Chip's 'Don't Deny Your Heart' clip starts off normal enough, with Alexis Taylor and the band sitting in the back of a tour bus, facing off in a video game taking place on the football pitch (football as in what we call soccer, not the American kind). Pretty soon two opposing players start fighting and get swept through a vortex into "the dimension of dance." There, they cut rugs while surrounded by dozens of gold dancing men, only to return to the football pitch, where pretty soon all the players start making out as the sky rains soccer balls.
Hot Chip recently wrapped up the first leg of a two-part U.S. summer tour with a gig on Wednesday in New York City, which put them in the perfect position to stop by Big Apple-based 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' for a performance with house band the Roots. Not surprisingly, the British dance rockers killed it.
Last week, the guys in Hot Chip treated us to the first single and video from their upcoming 'In Our Heads' album, due June 12. But they aren't finished getting fans excited for new music -- in fact, they've been quietly lining up an extensive series of tour dates that will put them on the road throughout the summer and into the fall.