Hot Chip have announced a new album, called A Bath Full Of Ecstasy, that will be out in June. It’s their first album since 2015’s Why Make Sense?, and it’s their first album that they recruited outside producers to work with them, namely Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix) and Rodaidh McDonald (the XX, David Byrne, Sampha).
They’ve dropped a music video for lead single “Hungry Child,” which was directed by Saman Kesh and stars Freaks And Geeks’ Martin Starr and This Is Us’ Milana Vayntrub as a couple having a spat before getting entranced by the new Hot Chip single. It turns out that “Hungry Child” has taken over the whole world, and no one can stop hearing it.
Franz Ferdinand release ‘Feel The Love Go,‘ the new single to be taken from Always Ascending, their forthcoming album on Domino out Friday, February 9.
The track is accompanied by a video by acclaimed director Diane Martel (Miley Cyrus, Charlie XCX, Justin Timberlake). The video, shot while the band were in Los Angeles recently, has the feel of a public access TV religious show and sees frontman Alex Kapranos cast as an unhinged evangelical preacher.
Always Ascending is the band’s fifth album and was recorded at RAK Studios, London and Motorbass in Paris, with the help of French producer extraordinaire Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Beastie Boys). Nothing short of a rebirth, the album’s 10 songs are a triumphant recasting of the group, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.
Segona edició d’aquest festival d’un dia dedicat en exclusiva a bandes franceses i que encapçala el pop i la psicodèlia de la banda de París La Femme, que presentaran el seu segon disc, ‘Mystère’ (2016). Completen el festival els directes de Breakbot, que ens farà ballar amb la seva barreja de disco i funk; Naive News Beaters, que hi afegiran tocs electro i hip hop i Wax Tailor, una de les veus més consolidades del hip hop instrumental francès, que presenta el seu últim disc, ‘Any beats necessary’ (2016). Tancarà la festa al Poble Espanyol un DJ set del dúo musical Cassius i la seva mescla de house, hop hop i funk amb tocs pop rock.