HOT CHIP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'A BATH FULL OF ECSTASY'

Hot Chip | 04/03/19

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Hot Chip confirm new album A Bath Full of Ecstasy will be released on June 21st

Watch the video for ‘Hungry Child’ HERE

Announce autumn tour for North America, Europe and UK

Playing London tonight as part of sold out worldwide tour


Hot Chip will release their electrifying seventh album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, on June 21st. 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, among others.

Today, the band share the first song from the record, ‘Hungry Child’; for 6 glorious minutes, 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.

Stream ‘Hungry Child’ here.


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.

A Bath Full of Ecstasy is a fresh, invigorating and essential new chapter in the band's career. Alongside the external producers, the album also finds Taylor stepping out of his comfort zone with his lyricism; though rooted in first person, here his storytelling becomes more bodily, and more open to new ideas. The record is a celebration of joy but recognises the struggle it can take to get to that point of happiness. You can hear the pleasure Hot Chip had in creating this album and they want to pass on that feeling to the listener. It is time to get lost in A Bath Full of Ecstasy.

The album artwork has been created by Turner-prize winning artist Jeremy Deller and Fraser Muggeridge Studio.

Tracklisting:

  1. Melody of Love
  2. Spell
  3. Bath Full of Ecstasy
  4. Echo
  5. Hungry Child
  6. Positive
  7. Why Does My Mind
  8. Clear Blue Skies
  9. No God

Upcoming live dates

4th April – Village Underground, London SOLD OUT

5th April – Concorde 2, Brighton SOLD OUT

6th April – Trinity, Bristol SOLD OUT

8th April – Trabendo, Paris SOLD OUT

9th April – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels SOLD OUT

11th April – Luxor, Cologne SOLD OUT

12th April – Mojo, Hamburg SOLD OUT

13th April – Columbia Theatre, Berlin SOLD OUT

14th April – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam SOLD OUT

29th April – Elsewhere, Brooklyn SOLD OUT

1st May – El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA SOLD OUT

2nd May – Pappy and Harriet’s, Pioneertown CA SOLD OUT

4th May – August Hall, San Francisco CA SOLD OUT

24th May - All Points East festival, London

1st June – Heartland festival, Egeskov Castle, Denmark

8th June – Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland

14-16th June – Maifeld Derby festival, Mannheim, Germany

28-30th June – Glastonbury festival, Somerset

4th July – Vida Festival, Catalonia Spain

5th July – Pointu Festival, Six-Fours-les-Plages, France

11th July – NOS Alive festival, Lisbon, Portugal

11-13th July – Bilbao Live festival, Bilbao, Spain

19-21st July – Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield

19-21st July – Biarritz en été festival, Biarritz, France

26th July – Les Nuits Secrètes festival, Aulnoye-Aimeries, France

2-4th August – All Together Now festival, Waterford, Ireland

4th August – Playground of Sound festival, Glasgow

16th August – La Route du Rock festival, St Malo, France

16-18th August – Pukkelpop festival, Hasselt, Belgium

30th August – Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland, Netherlands

 

Autumn 2019 headline tour

3rd Sept - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY

4th Sept - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY

7th Sept - 9:30 Club, Washington DC

8th Sept - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA

9th Sept – Royale, Boston MA

10th Sept – MTELUS, Montreal QC

12th Sept - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON

13th Sept - Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL

14th Sept - First Avenue, Minneapolis MN

17th Sept - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC

18th Sept - The Showbox, Seattle WA

19th Sept - The Showbox, Seattle WA

20th Sept - Roseland Theater, Portland OR

24th Sept - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA

25th Sept - Fox Theater, Oakland CA

27th Sept - Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA

17th Oct – Olympia, Dublin

18th Oct - O2 Institute 1, Birmingham

21st Oct - O2 Academy, Bristol

22nd Oct - Rock City, Nottingham

24th Oct – LCR, Norwich

30th Nov – Alcatraz, Milan

2nd Dec – Melkweg, Amsterdam

3rd Dec – Columbiahalle, Berlin

4th Dec - den Atelier, Luxembourg

5th Dec - Les Docks, Lausanne

7th Dec - Elysée Montmartre, Paris

11th Dec – Docks, Hamburg

14th Dec – Vasateatern, Stockholm

15th Dec – Rockefeller, Oslo

Tickets on general sale Fri 12th April @ 10am

A Bath Full of Ecstasy is available to pre-order on signed deluxe double LP (transparent orange and turquoise vinyl in exclusive black and white sleeve), standard double LP, CD and digitally. Pre-orders of the album will also enter purchasers into a ticket pre-sale for the band’s worldwide autumn tour dates. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital

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