ROTW: Hot Chip - A Bath Full Of Ecstasy

Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard, Al Doyle, Owen Clarke and Felix Martin might be most known for tracks like Over And Over and Need You Now, but as Grammy-nominated group Hot Chip they have released an impressive seven studio albums, their most recent being A Bath Full Of Ecstasy which arrived just last month. It’s their first since the 2015 release of Why Make Sense? and at 9-tracks in length, sticks to the bands familiar pop-leaning brand of electronica. From a glance, it brings

ROTW: Hot Chip - A Bath Full Of Ecstasy

straight-forward drums and sedated vocal lines, but a closer look reveals hardened kicks on Hungry Child, and rich synthwave soundscapes on Clear Blue Skies, both bringing a pleasant break from a form that dominates most of the album. The accompanying artwork is an excellent visual representation of the records sonic palette, a dreamy melting pot of colour and light.

Where to start:
‘Echo’ – Energetic vocal track with plenty of rhythm
‘Bath Full Of Ecstasy’ – Eclectic pop music with huge reverbs
‘Melody Of Love’ – The biggest top line on the album

Previous from Hot Chip:
In Our Heads LP (2012, Domino)
The Warning LP (2006, Domino)

If you like this then check out:
Simian Mobile Disco – Murmurations (2018, [PIAS])
LCD Soundsystem – american dream (2017, Sony)

Hot Chip – A Bath Full Of Ecstasy is out now on Domino Recording Co.