Friday, 5 February 2010

Hot Chip - 'We Have Love'

HWD have never been huge fans of the geek-chic synth sound of Hot Chip. Despite a couple of strong singles they’ve always sounded a bit too twee and weedy – the bedroom recordings of the kids who get beaten up for their dinner money. New album One Life Stand hasn’t exactly dismissed this impression; the album track ‘Brothers’ includes the lyric ‘I can play X-Box with my brother/It’s not about who won or lost’. Thankfully though, Hot Chip have managed to tap into a darker and more engaging sound elsewhere, notably on the string-led ‘I Feel Better’ and the driving ‘We Have Love’.

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