Hot Chip play the The Warfield, San Francisco as part of a North American tour tonight.
Hot Chip have been writing and recording new material at their Relax & Enjoy studio in London and will release their next album Freakout/Release on August 19th.
A staple of their live set for a while now, the band cite Beastie Boys’ classic Sabotage as a chief inspiration for their new record and how, ‘the idea of being out of control is always there in dance music, in a positive sense’.
“By the time we were able to be back together, we were turning on a tap and having a lot of ideas being poured out quite quickly,” Alexis Taylor says, while Joe Goddard adds that they assembled at Relax & Enjoy without any particular grand plan but a definite mood for improvisation.
The first completed amidst this, Down, is also the first preview streaming online today:
Hard To Be Funky feat. Lou Hayter
Miss The Bliss
The Evil That Men Do feat. Cadence Weapon
Out Of My Depth