Saturday, 8 November 2008

Hot Chip at Brixton Academy

The last time I saw Hot Chip perform was in Mulberry's New Bond Street store during London Fashion Week. Last night I witnessed their magic at the slightly more conventional venue of Brixton Academy. As expected, recent hits 'Over and Over' and 'Ready for the Floor' (from albums 'The Warning' and 'Made in the Dark') were met with uproar. The band also performed some calmer new tracks and a gorgeous version of Sinead O'Connor's 'Nothing Compares 2u'.

Before ending the set, the electro-pop band released massive balloons into the audience and encouraged them to stay and play until 3pm. After a brief nightcap (or three!) at the afterparty, I had some hot chips (it was funny last night).

Catching up with Alexis Taylor
Release the balls!

A giant hand seeks to squash the band

Alexis Taylor as King of Electro

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