It’s been far too long since UK synth maestros Hot Chip have visited our shores. Earlier this year saw the release of their wonderful, long-awaited sixth album Why Make Sense? A testament to their long-standing, well-earned reputation as the best and brightest in indie-inspired four-to-the-floor synth pop, it was a reflective and innovative release that brought their hip hop and funk roots to 2015. The group also just released a four-track EP, including a phenomenal seven minute long cover of the Bruce Springsteen classic Dancing In the Dark.
When we interviewed them earlier this year, they assured us that the five-piece would be in the country within 12 months. True to their word, a tour has now been announced for February 2016. The announcement comes today, that they will be touching down for a series of sideshows while in town to headline Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain Festival.
Sydneysiders are in for a real treat, with Hot Chip taking to the stage at the Sydney Opera House on January 22. Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth are also getting shows, with support from Touch Sensitive and Empress Of.
A pre-sale kicks off next Wednesday November 11, and tickets go on sale next Friday November 13 at 10 am (local time). For more info, click here.
Friday 22 January : Sydney Opera House, Sydney (all ages)
Sunday 24 January: 170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)
with Touch Sensitive and I OH YOU DJs
Tuesday 26 January: The Tivoli, Brisbane (18+)
with Empress Of and Touch Sensitive and DJs TBA
Friday 29 January: Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth (18+)
with Empress Of and Touch Sensitive and Pilerats DJs