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Hot Chip Announce New Album, Share Video for New Song “Down”

Freakout/Release Due Out August 19 via Domino

Apr 19, 2022

Hot Chip have announced a new album, Freakout/Release, and shared its first single, “Down,” via a video for it. More

Hot Chip Announce “Late Night Tales” Album, Share Velvet Underground Cover

Album Due Out October 2 and Features Four Exclusive Hot Chip Track, Listen to Cover of “Candy Says”

Sep 02, 2020

Hot Chip are the latest artists to take part in the Late Night Tales series, in which musicians are tasked with putting out a chilled out mix to be listened to late at night. Their Late Night Tales album will feature four previously unreleased Hot Chip tracks and today they have shared one of them, a cover of The Velvet Underground’s “Candy Says.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Angel Olsen, Hayden Thorpe, Dry Cleaning, R.E.M., and More

Plus Water From Your Eyes, Holy Fuck, Moon Duo, Tindersticks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 13, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. We knew this week’s #1 song would be our #1 the moment we heard it. It might be the #1 Song of the Year even, we’ll see. More

Sep 13, 2019

Toronto’s Holy Fuck have shared a new song, “Luxe,” that features the guest vocals of Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip. Right now it’s a standalone single on AWAL. More

Under the Radar Announces Issue 65 with Mitski and boygenius on the Covers

Issue 65 is Out Now and Also Includes Interviews with Sharon Van Etten, Deerhunter, Foals, and Kurt Vile; Plus a Tribute to Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit, and Much More

Mar 01, 2019

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our new print issue, Issue 65, which is out now nationwide (on newsstands, in such stores as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million, and elsewhere) and available to buy directly from us here. The issue features Mitski on the front cover and boygenius (Julien Baker + Phoebe Bridgers + Lucy Dacus) on the back cover. More

Mar 21, 2018

Hot Chip founding member/lead vocalist Alexis Taylor is releasing a new solo album, Beautiful Thing, on April 20 via Domino. Previously he shared a video for its first single, title track “Beautiful Thing” (it was one of our Songs of the Week). More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Janelle Monáe, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Parquet Courts, and More

Plus Mount Eerie, Father John Misty, Twin Shadow, Mark Kozelek, Alexis Taylor, Wye Oak, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 23, 2018

It was a crazy good week for new songs. So much so that we could only narrow down this week’s Songs of the Week to 12 tracks, as opposed to our normal 10. Speedy Ortiz almost made the list with “Lucky 88,” the first single off their newly announced new album Twerp Verse, but then it would’ve been 13 songs and we gave into superstition. More

Feb 20, 2018

Hot Chip founding member/lead vocalist Alexis Taylor has announced a new solo album, Beautiful Thing, and shared a video for its title track. Beautiful Thing is due out April 20 via Domino. Check out the “Beautiful Thing” video below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art. More

May 23, 2014

On June 9 Hot Chip‘s Alexis Taylor will release his new solo album Await Barbarians. More

Apr 02, 2014

On June 9 Alexis Taylor will release a solo album called Await Barbarians. More

Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor Announces Solo EP

Titled Nayim From The Halfway Line

Dec 05, 2012

Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor has made a surprise announcement this morning with word that he will release a new solo EP. More


16th Annual Artist Survey: Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip

Taylor on Kanye West, Childhood Birthday Parties and Vacations, His First Job, and the Stray Cat Who Broke His Heart

Mar 11, 2019

For Under the Radar‘s 16th Annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year, plus some fun personal questions. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2018 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip. More


Apr 20, 2018

Some artists use solo albums to experiment outside the day job while others cut the background noise. The latter is the case for Hot Chip founders Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, who, separated from each other, double down on what they each individually bring to the band. More

May 10, 2017

Alexis Taylor is best known as a member of Hot Chip, but the British musician has also released solo albums, and he’s now released the same solo album twice. More

Jul 26, 2016

Given how wonderfully dense and complex his best-known work with Hot Chip is, it is always surprising how relatively straightforward Alexis Taylor’s work is when he goes it alone. More

Jun 27, 2014

Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor‘s second solo release is a record for sleepless nights, an introspective wandering that shoots off incoherent musings at nobody in particular. It’s spacey and big, but delicately intimate. Everything sounds so close, while leaving room to breathe. More