Though it hasn't been that well publicised, everyone's favourite electro indie kids Hot Chip had a new album out on Monday. It's called "DJ Kicks" and is a compilation that:
"takes the listener on a sublime journey through the dusty crevices of Hot Chip’s 10-legged record collection it manages to take in wonky electro-pop, Detroit techno, off-kilter house, hip hop, mellifluous drum’n’bass, R’n’B, blues, jazz and Joe Jackson without ever sounding contrived or hackneyed. In fact it’s the soundtrack to the best house party you’ve never been to."
Sounds good, right? Well, it gets even better now. This Londonista's favourite independent record store, Fopp, is hosting a special show by Hot Chip this Wednesday (yes, that’s right, tomorrow) at their Tottenham Court Road store, from 5-7.
Later that same evening Hot Chip be be playing live at an invite only !K7 Records event at Plastic People, Curtain Road, London (9pm-2am) and Fopp will be giving the first 25 customers to arrive at the in store a pair of tickets for this special event.