Hot Chip Releases “Down” Remixes, Announces In-Store Concert Series

Hot Chip has released three new remixes of their recent single “Down,” and they’ve also announced a slew of upcoming in-store gigs.

The band announced in April that they would release their eighth studio album, “Freakout/Release,” on August 19 via Domino. With the news came a brand new single, “Down”, which arrived with a video directed by Douglas Hart and Steve Mackey.

Today (June 20), Hot Chip – consisting of Owen Clarke, Al Doyle, Joe Goddard, Felix Martin and Alexis Taylor – unveiled three new remixes of “Down” by Sworn Virgins, Nyra and Selector Dub Narcotic (aka Calvin Johnson).

You can discover the three titles below:

Along with new releases of “Down”, Hot Chip has also announced that they will be performing a series of in-store concerts in the UK ahead of their four-night residency at London’s O2 Academy Brixton in September.

The band will kick off the in-store gigs with a banquet performance at PRYZM, Kingston on August 18. They will then do a resident show at Chalk in Brighton on August 19, followed by a DJ set at Rough Trade East, London on August 23.

Tickets for the Banquet and Resident stores go on sale tomorrow (June 21) at 9am BST while tickets for the in-store Rough Trade East go on sale now – get tickets here.

Hot Chip’s in-store concert dates are as follows:

18 – Banquet at PRYZM, Kingston
19 – Resident at Chalk, Brighton
23 – Rough Trade East, London (DJ set)

Remaining tickets for the band’s concerts at the O2 Academy Brixton on September 21, 22, 23 and 24 are on sale here.

“Freakout/Release” was written and recorded at the band’s Relax & Enjoy studio in East London, and was particularly inspired by the band’s regular live cover of “Sabotage” The Beastie Boys.

“The idea of ​​being out of control is always present in dance music, in a positive sense,” Hot Chip’s Al Doyle said in a press release. Frontman Alexis Taylor added, “By the time we were able to get back together, we were turning on a tap and had a lot of ideas pouring in pretty quickly.”

Regarding the album’s lyrical themes, Joe Goddard said, “We were going through a time when it was very easy to feel that people were losing control of their lives in different ways. There is a darkness that runs through many of these tracks.

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