Hot Chip announce new album 'A Bath Full of Ecstasy'

Hot Chip announce new album 'A Bath Full of Ecstasy'

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.

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.

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

Available Formats

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Hot Chip A Bath Full of Ecstasy

Album | 21st June 2019

A Bath Full of Ecstasy is a fresh, invigorating and essential new chapter in Hot Chip's career, taking in their huge breadth of influence and melody as only Hot Chip can. You can hear the pleasure the band 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.

Tracklisting

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

Hot Chip A Bath Full of Ecstasy

Album | 21st June 2019

A Bath Full of Ecstasy is a fresh, invigorating and essential new chapter in Hot Chip's career, taking in their huge breadth of influence and melody as only Hot Chip can. You can hear the pleasure the band 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.

Tracklisting

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