Hot Chip return with 'Colours' on August 14th, taken from the bands Mercury Nominated album release 'The Warning' released earlier this year. 'Colours', transcends its initial child-like innocence to seem both gorgeous and, somehow, profound and follows on from previous anthemic singles 'Over & Over' and 'Boy From School' in soundtracking the blissful summer months that lie ahead of us. The single will come backed by a twisted new reshape courtesy of the DFA.
Hot Chip has spent much of the last 12 months driving from town to town in a van. This extended live workout includes their recently completed biggest headline tour of the UK, a month long jaunt of the US, you may have caught them live as special guests to Mylo, LCD Soundsystem and Goldfrapp amongst others...Then of course there is the DJing.
In keeping with this gruelling schedule Hot Chip will be bringing their live expertise to festivals across the globe this summer. The band have also confirmed a full UK tour in October, which will include the already announced show at London's Astoria on October 11th.
UK LIVE DATES:
Fri 25 August: Leeds, Carling Weekend
Sat 26 August: London, TDK Festival
Sun 27 August: Reading, Carling Weekend
Sat 2 September: Scotland, Indian Summer Festival
Sun 3 September: Ireland, Electric Picnic
Sun 10 September: Isle Of Wight, Bestival
Wed 08 October: Bournemouth University
Mon 09 October: Bristol Anson Rooms
Tue 10 October: Birmingham Irish Centre
Wed 11 October: London, Astoria
Thu 12 October: Norwich Waterfront
Fri 13 October: Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Sat 14 October: Manchester Academy 2
Mon 16 October: Glasgow Arches
Tue 17 October: Aberdeen Moshulu
Thu 19 October: Leeds Met University
Fri 20 October: Newcastle Northumbria Uni
Sat 21 October: Sheffield Leadmill
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