Hot Chip releases remixes of "Down" + confirm UK instore shows

Hot Chip releases remixes of "Down" + confirm UK instore shows

In April, Hot Chip announced their return with news of their eighth album Freakout/Releasedue Aug 19th – as well as the first taste of it with storming single “Down”. They are now pleased to release three new remixes of the track.  

First up are Sworn Virgins; signed to Soulwax’s Deewee label the duo have delivered an absolute epic remix. Conjuring up that heady, sweaty and sexy atmosphere of the dancefloor as the idiosyncratic moans of Clams Baker (Warmduscher) are wrapped around a pounding beat and the Universal Togetherness Band’s sample that Hot Chip’s original song builds from. The second remix comes from Sheffield born artist Nyra; a resident DJ at Adonis, he adds an italo-disco hue to “Down” bringing it into the synth-pop world of Bobby O and Pet Shop Boys. And the final remix is courtesy of Selector Dub Narcotic aka Calvin Johnson (Beat Happening) who slows down and distorts the original, adding layers of vocoder whilst uttering “Hot Chip has the answer”.   


The five piece – comprised of Owen Clarke, Al Doyle, Joe Goddard, Felix Martin (not pictured) and Alexis Taylor – have also confirmed a string of UK instores ahead of their 4-night residency at London’s o2 Academy Brixton. Tickets for the Banquet and Resident instores go on sale Tuesday 21st @ 9 AM BST and tickets are on sale for the Rough Trade East instore now from here.

Upcoming instores
Thursday 18th August – Banquet @ PRYZM, Kingston
Friday 19th August - Resident @ Chalk, Brighton
Tuesday 23rd August - Rough Trade East, London (DJ set) 


Hot Chip Freakout/Release

Album | 19th August 2022

Freakout/Release is another dizzying high in a multi-decade career that’s seen Hot Chip continuing to innovate and develop a rich, resonant songcraft. And while they continue to operate at peak form, the album also feels like a new chapter for the group—a collection of flesh-and-blood songs that finds the band reaching into the darkness to emerge as a true creative unit, their gazes fixed positively on the future ahead.

Tracklisting

  • 1Down
  • 2Eleanor
  • 3Freakout/Release
  • 4Broken
  • 5Not Alone
  • 6Hard To Be Funky feat. Lou Hayter
  • 7Time
  • 8Miss The Bliss
  • 9The Evil That Men Do feat. Cadence Weapon
  • 10Guilty
  • 11Out Of My Depth

Hot Chip Freakout/Release

Album | 19th August 2022

Freakout/Release is another dizzying high in a multi-decade career that’s seen Hot Chip continuing to innovate and develop a rich, resonant songcraft. And while they continue to operate at peak form, the album also feels like a new chapter for the group—a collection of flesh-and-blood songs that finds the band reaching into the darkness to emerge as a true creative unit, their gazes fixed positively on the future ahead.

Tracklisting

  • 1Down
  • 2Eleanor
  • 3Freakout/Release
  • 4Broken
  • 5Not Alone
  • 6Hard To Be Funky feat. Lou Hayter
  • 7Time
  • 8Miss The Bliss
  • 9The Evil That Men Do feat. Cadence Weapon
  • 10Guilty
  • 11Out Of My Depth
Buy Now

Live Dates

Thursday 15th December

Hot Chip
1720, Los Angeles (LA), US

Friday 3rd February

Hot Chip
Depot Mayfield, Manchester, UK

Saturday 29th April - Sunday 30th April

Hot Chip
FICA Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Friday 16th June - Sunday 18th June

Hot Chip
Glendalough Estate, Wicklow, Ireland

Saturday 15th July

Hot Chip
Alexandra Palace, London, UK

Saturday 15th July

Hot Chip
Alexandra Palace Park, London, UK

Saturday 9th September

Hot Chip
Alexandra Head, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, UK