Hot Chip: ‘Pop music has become conservative’

Hot Chip have said they feel pop music has become too "conservative".

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Hot Chip have said they feel pop music has become too “conservative”.

The band have complained about what they see as a lack of imperfection in pop music, in an interview with the Guardian. Bandmember Joe Goddard has put this down to records that “feel like they’ve come from a factory that tries to correct everything”.

He added: “They take out all the flaws that make everything really loveable for me. Pop music’s become quite conservative in a lot of ways.”

Lead singer, Alexis Taylor, agreed with his bandmate and used Tulisa as an example. He said: “There’s quite a lot of cynicism now about how to make pop records and what the point of it is. I saw the lady from N-Dubz on a chatshow and they were asking how she felt about the band splitting up. She just talked about having to pay her mortgage as being the main issue.”

Hot Chip are set to release the follow-up to 2010’s ‘One Life Stand’ next month. The LP, titled ‘In Our Heads’, contains a total of 11 tracks and has been co-produced with Mark Ralph. It is the group’s first album for Domino Records and will come out on June 11.

You can watch the Peter Serafinowicz-directed video for ‘Night And Day’, a track taken from the album, by scrolling down the page and clicking.

They will preview their new album with a short UK tour this June. The tour begins at Sheffield Leadmill on June 10, before moving onto Cambrige Junction on June 11 and finally London’s Heaven venue on June 13.

The band will play a series of UK festivals during the summer, with slots at Lovebox festival, Bestival and Camp Bestival among those the band will play.

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