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Less frequent parties but more crazy, say Hot Chip

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 01:50

June 13 - Hot Chip sign copies of fifth album ''In Our Heads'', but while the boys have grown up, they still like the occasional party. Cindy Martin reports.

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"Joyful" is how Hot Chip describe their latest album "In Our Heads" and, judging by the music video for lead single "Night and Day", there's their trademark quirkiness too. The space-themed video features British acting legend Terence Stamp and Dutch supermodel Lara Stone. And a sprinkling of street dancing monks. The British quintet signed copies of their new album at Fopp record store in London (Tuesday, June 12). Alexis Taylor said they looked to British comic Peter Serafinowicz, of "Shaun of the Dead" and "Stars Wars" fame, to bring the weird concept to life. SOUNDBITE: Alexis Taylor, from British Electronic Music Group Hot Chip, saying (English): "Peter Serafinowicz who made the video, we kind of left it in his capable hands to make a strange video that might not make too much sense, and he did exactly that with those great people starring in it." On their latest album, the group doesn't stray too far from their signature synth pop sound. "In Our Heads" also explores soul, R&B, Chicago house, disco and funk. Group member Joe Goddard said steady is the way they like it. SOUNDBITE: Joe Goddard, From Electronic Music Group Hot Chip, saying (English) : "There's really not very much different about this record, we just kind of make this weird pop music that we've been doing for quite a long time." There's another reason Goddard says the album is upbeat. SOUNDBITE: Joe Goddard, From Electronic Music Group Hot Chip, saying (English) : "Well actually I had a baby boy three weeks ago, which actually is kind of joyful, but I need more sleep." Many in the group have become fathers and are having to come to terms with getting older. They are slowing down, they say, but only slightly. SOUNDBITE: Joe Goddard, From Electronic Music Group Hot Chip, saying (English): "I still party occasionally, it just tends to be, kind of, less regular, but more crazy." "In Our Heads" is out now on Domino Records. Cindy Martin, Reuters

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Less frequent parties but more crazy, say Hot Chip

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 01:50