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A Chip Off The Old Pop
They’re the brainy electro stalwarts whose smart, emotive music look set to weather the ages. Whatever you do, though, don’t mention the ‘N-’ word to Hot Chip .
Ed Power, 28 Aug 2012
“We are inspired by bands like Devo, who took a nerdy image and made it their uniform. The difference is that they were very regimental. They all dressed the same way. You ‘got’ what they were about. With us, some of us are dressed in sports wear, some aren’t. I don’t think people quite understand. However, odd it may sound I do have an interest in clothes and think about what I wear. I’m really not a nerdy type at all. Even stuff people assume I’m nerdy about – music equipment, computers and so forth – isn’t of huge interest. Of all the people in Hot Chip I’m probably the one that knows the least about all that stuff. The stereotype simply isn’t true.”
In Our Heads is out now.