Hot Chip lights up the dance floor every time they take the stage to deliver their inventive, synthesizer-driven take on electronic pop. In addition to traditional instruments like guitar, bass, and drums, this British septet incorporates a bevy of synths, drum machines, and unexpected samples to produce their infectious grooves in concert. The resulting sound is monumentally funky, endearingly quirky, and impossible to deny. Dance floor anthems like “Don’t Deny Your Heart”, “How Do You Do It?”, and “Burning Up” are guaranteed to have you shaking your booty and breaking a sweat. Hot Chip is taking their discotheque-meets-art-gallery vibe on tour to promote their 2015 album Why Make Sense?, promising ticket buyers a freaky dance party they won’t be able to resist.
Alexis Taylor (lead vocals/guitar/synths) and Joe Goddard (vocals/synths/percussion) founded Hot Chip while attending Cambridge University in 2000. By the time of their 2004 full-length debut Coming on Strong, the duo had added Owen Clark (guitar/bass/synths), Al Doyle (guitar/synths/percussion), and Felix Martin (drum machines/percussion) to their live performances. The new members contributed to the band’s 2008 album Made in the Dark, which featured popular singles like “Shake a Fist” and heralded a new echelon of success for the group. Hot Chip added Rob Smoughton (backing vocals/bass/guitar/percussion) and Sarah Jones (drums) to round out their performing lineup, with both becoming official members shortly thereafter. The band maintains a rigorous touring and recording schedule, and while they might look like they’re playing musical chairs as they trade instruments on stage, they maintain a lively and cohesive sound that has thrilled audiences around the world.