In the Post #42: Hot Chip – One Life Stand

By on Friday, 11th December 2009 at 12:00 pm

Hot Chip (album cover)Electro-pop pioneers, Hot Chip, will be returning to your radios next February with their forthcoming, er, forth album, One Life Stand. There Goes The Fear were recently sent the first single from said album of the same name. I suppose you are wondering, is it ready, is it ready for the floor?

Well, yes, yes it is. I mean come on, I think it’s now fact that Hot Chip are completely incapable of producing a song that isn’t at least a little infectious. The combination of synthetically growling zigzag synths and seamless, tap tap tap drum machine, is a hands-down winning formula at inducing indie dance movement. The reverb vocals evident among the trance-like chorus throw in a nice dash of melancholic modern-day electro ala Delphic. But, honestly, One Life Stand is not particularly innovative in comparison to the recent digital pop of said Manc lads, or, say, Everything Everything. Hot Chip are choosing to stick to their nostalgic guns, and I suppose you can’t blame them, being nominated for all those Grammys and all. But, really, this song would have quite happily slipped on their 2006 album, The Warning or 2008’s Made in the Dark. You know, while being super catchy, it’s just not all that exciting, and I would have liked to have heard something a little more interesting from the London synth quintet this 2010.

Watch the video to ‘One Life Stand’ below, and tell us what you think.

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