Foals “My Number (Hot Chip Remix)”

In its original form, “My Number”, the second single from Oxford math rockers Foals‘ freshly dropped third effort Holy Fire, was pretty satisfactory in bringing the life-giving boogie, the earwormy funk-rock circus brought forth from its complex guitar interplay and hooky “oohs”‘s and frontman Yannis Philippakis’ chanty pipes perfectly conveying the cloud nine high of […]

Hot Chip “Night And Day”

Two years after winning over both fans and critics yet again with fourth effort One Life Stand, English electro-indie Hot Chip have returned, teasing a new album (In Our Heads, due in June) and an official first single that sees the band continuing the ever-entertaining game of having frontman Alexis Taylor’s sweet, nerdy whimper of […]

New Build “Finding Reasons”

The first taste of an early-2012-due new project from sorta-supergroup New Build (consisting of Hot Chip members Al Doyle and Felix Martin and band engineer Tom Hopkins), “Finding Reasons” offers a disturbingly chill, steel drum-adorned take on things most people would be freaked out by. Cities are crumbling apart around them, supplies are running low […]

Hot Chip “One Life Stand”

One of London alt-synth-pop quintet Hot Chip‘s main selling points has always been there off-kilter way of balancing geeky, urban-posturing with a sweet-toned bedroom-pop melancholia: check the R. Kelly/ WWE-inspired “Wrestlers” or their cover of Snoop Dogg’s “Sensual Seduction” or songs like Coming On Strong‘s kazoo-highlighted “Keep Falling” or The Warning‘s title track, which amusingly […]