Hot Chip will release their seventh album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, on June 21. Their third album for Domino, A Bath Full of Ecstasy is the group’s definitive release, crystallising the sound they’ve become celebrated for – bridging euphoria and melancholy with colourful melodies, idiosyncratic vocalisations and pounding electronic pop rhythms.
Recorded in Paris and London, the album sees the group (Owen Clarke, Al Doyle Joe Goddard, Felix Martin and Alexis Taylor) open up to a more adventurous and collaborative song-writing process, choosing to work with outside producers for the first time: Philippe Zdar, the French maestro who’s shaped the magic of Cassius and Phoenix, and Rodaidh McDonald, the Scot who’s collaborated with The XX, David Byrne and Sampha.
On the first song from the record, ‘Hungry Child’, Hot Chip fuse the uplifting soft pads and melodic keys of classic soulful house and the percussive swing of UK garage, full of sweet vocalisations and rhythmic snaps, to make an instant, club-ready hit. The video for ‘Hungry Child’ is directed by Saman Kesh and features Martin Starr and Milana Vayntrub. The album artwork has been created by Turner-prize winning artist Jeremy Deller and Fraser Muggeridge Studio.
Having headlined BBC’s 6Music Festival last weekend, Hot Chip have been debuting new songs at intimate shows in the UK this week; their dates continue in Europe and North America later this month before the quintet reassert themselves as the ultimate festival band this summer, taking in Glastonbury, All Points East, NOS Alive, Pukkelpop and many more. Additionally, in autumn, Hot Chip will embark on their biggest ever headline tours in the UK, Europe and North America.
Upcoming live dates
4th April - Village Underground, London SOLD OUT
5th April – Concorde 2, Brighton SOLD OUT
6th April – Trinity, Bristol SOLD OUT
24th May - All Points East festival, London
28-30th June – Glastonbury festival, Somerset
19-21st July – Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield
2-4th August – All Together Now festival, Waterford, Ireland
4th August – Playground of Sound festival, Glasgow
Autumn 2019 headline tour
17th Oct – Olympia, Dublin
18th Oct - O2 Institute 1, Birmingham
21st Oct - O2 Academy, Bristol
22nd Oct - Rock City, Nottingham
24th Oct – LCR, Norwich