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Hot Chip Headed To Oz

Author: TranZfusion
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Invite you to join their dancefloor-filling antics.

What do Brains, Cactus Jack, an art school student, a librarian and a nerdy bloke with a dodgy moustache have in common- Not much. Give them keyboards, synthesizers, percussion and line them up on a stage, and you have the HOT CHIP live experience.

Secret Service and Village Sounds are proud to announce tasty English five-piece HOT CHIP will perform club shows in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne respectively, when they return to wow Australian audiences this August for the sold out Splendour In The Grass in Byron Bay. Making their first sojourn to the west, these performances are now your only chance to catch them live this tour. Tickets to these satellite shows go on sale 9 AM on FRIDAY, JUNE 8.

Constantly evolving and defying expectations with their quirky house-influenced beats and melodies, HOT CHIP is Alexis Taylor (vocals/keyboard), Joe Goddard (beat master/vocals), Owen Clarke (Keyboards/guitar), Felix Martin (drums / MPC), Al Do It (guitar). Their astounding ability to write cracking pop tunes such as the immaculate summer hit "Over and Over" from the equally brilliant breakthrough album The Warning saw them nominated for the coveted Mercury Music Prize in 2006.

This month, DJ-Kicks: Hot Chip hits the shelves which features a mix of some of their favourite music by luminaries including Ray Charles, Black Devil Disco Club, New Order, Joe Jackson and Etta James. In keeping with DJ-Kicks custom, the group also contributed a new and exclusive track of their own called My Piano, to the album.

HOT CHIP: not just the critics' choice, the people love them too! And stay tuned, with special guests still to be announced, these shows are sizing up to be this year's, well HOT ticket.

Supported by Triple J, J Mag and

Friday 3rd August - The Bakery, Perth
Saturday 4th August - Splendour in the Grass
Tuesday 7th August - The Metro, Sydney
Wednesday 8th August - Prince of Wales, Melbourne

With special guests to be announced.

Dj Kicks: Hot Chip - Out now through Inertia Music