English “Indietronica” group Hot Chip has released its fifth album “In Our Heads.” The band starts a North American tour September 9th (sadly, no Toronto date).
It’s surprising that they can tour at all considering how many side-projects the group members are involved with. Joe Goddard (vocals/synth) plays with “The 2 Bears”, Alexis Taylor (vocals/synth) and Grovesnor (drums) tour as “B & O”, and “New Build” features Al Doyle (guitar/etc) and Felix Martin (drum machines).
Later this year, Hot Chip will be playing aboard an opulent cruise ship that’s been taken over by the folks at the Coachella Festival. The band will play on two cruises on the SS Coachella that will take place on December 16-19 in the Bahamas and December 19-23 in Jamaica. Also on board will be Pulp, Yeasayer, James Murphy, !!!, DJ Harvey, Grimes, Warpaint, Sleigh Bells and more.