The Hottest of Chips

The Hottest of Chips

With iconic indietronica group Hot Chip’s eighth studio album set for release this month, we took the opportunity to look back at the band’s biggest hits and deepest cuts

Few bands have managed to influence, encapsulate and endure through decades and genres just like British five-piece Hot Chip. Since forming at the turn of the millennium in London, the band have remained at the forefront of a style and sound they helped formulate into the modern melting pot of indie rock, synth pop and straight up underground dance music that we’ve come to know and love today.

Showing no signs of slowing down, the group’s new album Freakout/Release is out August 19, so we thought it only seemed right to look back at the group’s vast, influential and altogether too catchy back catalogue to separate the Hot from the Chips… what we’re calling the “hit” and the “deep cut” from each of their albums - warm potato snack accompaniment recommended for the below listening! 

1. Coming On Strong (2004)

Hot: Crap Kraft Dinner

Chip: Baby Said

2. The Warning (2006)

Hot: Over and Over

Chip: No Fit State

3. Made in the Dark (2008)

Hot: Ready for the Floor

Chip: Hold On

4. One Life Stand (2009)

Hot: I Feel Better

Chip: Take It In

5. In Our Heads (2012)

Hot: Flutes

Chip: These Chains

6. Why Make Sense? (2015)

Hot: Huarache Lights

Chip: Dancing in the Dark

This dope take on The Boss' classic was featured on the Deluxe Edition of Why Make Sense.

7. A Bath Full of Ecstasy (2019)

Hot: Melody of Love

Chip: Echo 

8. Freakout/Release (2022)

While it remains to be seen what the enduring hits and deep cuts from the new album will be, it's a pretty safe bet to assume that upper tempo genre-smashing single Eleanor will be up there!

Hot Chip’s new album Freakout/Release is out August 19 via Domino Recording Co.

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