Hot Chip unveil video for "Spell"

Hot Chip unveil video for "Spell"

Last Friday, Hot Chip released A Bath Full Of Ecstasy, their brilliant seventh album and 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.

Ahead of their show at Glastonbury this weekend – where they headline the Park Stage on Saturday – the band have shared a video for album track “Spell”.

Having originally started life as a track for Katy Perry (Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard contributed to her 2017 album Witness), “Spell” showcases some of the more experimental vocal production found on A Bath Full of Ecstasy. Taylor’s vocals are manipulated to be playful and free, without obfuscating the words; harking to Prince’s gender-bending infectious lust. 


Directed by Simon Owens, the video for “Spell” takes the lyrics “Like a spell you are under | And now I feel your curse / It’s all that I wanted / A memory in reverse / Forever I’m haunted” and twists them into a weird and warped bedroom that wouldn’t be out of place in an Evil Dead film.

Stream A Bath Full Of Ecstasy here.

With a summer full of festivals, Hot Chip will head to North America in September before returning to the UK and Europe for their biggest headline tours to date.

Watch the video for "Hungry Child" here.
Watch the video for “Melody of Love” here.

Upcoming live dates
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
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
3rd Sept - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
4th Sept - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
5th Sept – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY – new addition
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
16th Oct – Limelight, Belfast
17th Oct – Olympia, Dublin
18th Oct - O2 Institute 1, Birmingham
21st Oct - O2 Academy, Bristol
22nd Oct - Rock City, Nottingham
24th Oct – LCR, Norwich
26th Oct – Alexandra Palace, London
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 – Sold out
8th Dec - Elysée Montmartre, Paris
11th Dec – Docks, Hamburg
14th Dec – Vasateatern, Stockholm
15th Dec – Rockefeller, Oslo
Tickets


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