Hot Chip

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": electronic indie electropop electronica electro british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 2000s
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Biography

London, England-based band formed in 2000 by regular collaborators Alexis Taylor (vocals/keyboards) and Joe Goddard (vocals, keyboards, percussion), who were joined in a live setting by Owen Clarke (keyboards/guitar), Felix Martin (drums) and Al Do-It (Al Doyle, Leeds, England; keyboards, guitar, vocals). On their early recordings, Hot Chip created a near-novelty R&B music (dubbed ‘slapcore’), where the ‘B’ in the acronym stood for ‘bedroom’. Whether out of honesty or for comedic effect, they drew on the tension between their love of the production on, for example, Brandy’s ‘What About Us?’ and their own Englishness, such that on ‘Playboy’, a track from their 2004 debut album Coming On Strong inspired by the Neptunes, they sing about ‘blazing Yo La Tengo’ from their Peugeot while driving round Putney, south London. Despite their experimental nature, Hot Chip’s early work sounded peculiarly...

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