With ‘One Life Stand’ Hot Chip have created another widescreen pop masterpiece. A track that seeps through to your soul while defiantly striking a pose on the dance floor called now.
Indeed, Hot Chip have an uncanny knack of creating great singles, from the bruising ‘Over and Over’ and the dizzying ‘Boy >From School’ to 2008’s ubiquitous top 10 smash ‘Ready For The Floor’, Alexis, Joe, Felix, Al and Owen have constantly pushed the boundaries of what pop music can be and new single ‘One Life Stand’ is no exception; a masterful 3 minute wonder that will surely sit alongside the very best in the annals of contemporary pop music.
Hot Chip have always been equally adept at producing floor fillers alongside songs of intimacy and melancholy and with ‘One Life Stand’ they have pulled off the rare trick of executing both at the same time, by lyrically declaring a personal and tender message within the confines of a tune that is infectious, deeply danceable, fortified and ready for the dancefloor.
Furthermore, for ‘One Life Stand’ Hot Chip enlisted the considerable talents of two legendary innovators in their fields: Fimber Bravo (Steel n’ Skin) on steel pans and Charles Hayward (This Heat) on drums.
Look out for the beautifully epic full-length album mix of ‘One Life Stand’, a limited run (100 pressed) of numbered, one-sided 12"'s will be available in specialist shops through The Vinyl Factory very soon.
Hot Chip are to return to the live arena with a UK tour in February that will span the length and breadth of the UK culminating in two back to back shows at Brixton Academy on February 26th & 27th. Tickets are on sale now.
12th - Glasgow O2 Academy
13th – Edinburgh Picture House
15th – Nottingham Rock City
16th – Leeds O2 Academy
18th – Newcastle O2 Academy
19th – Manchester Academy
20th – Birmingham O2 Academy
22nd – Bournemouth O2 Academy
23rd – Bristol O2 Academy
24th – Norwich UEA
26th – London O2 Brixton Academy
27th - London O2 Brixton Academy
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