We were already getting excited about ‘In Our Heads’ – the fifth album from UK electro-geeks Hot Chip – way back in April, when we enjoyed a sneak preview of the first single from the album. They were halcyon days, when the album’s release date of June 11th (next Monday) was a distant shimmering beacon across a stretching ocean of eternity. Or something like that.
Anyway, we’ll just cut to the chase, for the sake of our sanity and yours – thanks to the wonder of The Guardian and this new-fangled ‘internet’ device, you now have the chance to listen to the upcoming Hot Chip album in full, days before its official release. And well worth the listen it is too – ‘In Our Heads’ is nothing less than a sublime collection of instant pop hooks and joyful synth beats, all held together by Hot Chip’s unique playfulness.