On June 21st, Hot Chip released their dynamic new album A Bath Full Of Ecstasy; a fresh, invigorating and essential new chapter in the band’s career, it finds the band working with external producers for the first time, Philippe Zdar and Rodaidh McDonald.

The album’s opening track, Melody Of Love began life as a 12-minute instrumental track featuring a sample from the gospel group The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Under the eye of McDonald, the group turned it into a bombastic explosion of technicolor pop. The song is about the importance of the transformative, non-verbal moment, ecstasy as personal happiness, but also of transcendence, of being outside oneself.

A Bath Full Of Ecstasy finds lead vocalist Alexis Taylor stepping out of his comfort zone with his lyricism; though rooted in first person, here his storytelling becomes more bodily, and more open to new ideas. The record is a celebration of joy but recognises the struggle it can take to get to that point of happiness. You can hear the pleasure Hot Chip had in creating this album and they want to pass on that feeling to the listener. It is time to get lost in A Bath Full Of Ecstasy.



Date Venue
Wed 16th Limelight Belfast
Thu 17th Olympia Dublin
Fri 18th O2 Institute 1 Birmingham
Sat 19th Barrowland Glasgow
Mon 21st O2 Academy Bristol
Tue 22nd Rock City Nottingham
Thu 24th LCR Norwich
Sat 26th Alexandra Palace London

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