By The Sea are today thrilled to announce Hot Chip as the second act to play their inaugural festival, with a special Friday night at Margate's Dreamland Pleasure Park, Friday 13 November. The following day, headlined by Foals, sold out in two minutes last month.
Taking place at the recently reopened Dreamland – a fully functioning amusement park, featuring rides, arcades and other adventures – By The Sea plays matchmaker to the most exciting artists of our times and an incredible setting amidst the stunning British coastline in Margate, Kent.
Following the release of their sixth studio album Why Make Sense earlier this year to a flurry of critical acclaim, Hot Chip have taken their place as one of the UK's best and most loved live acts. Having brought the house down with their headline slot on the West Holts stage at Glastonbury in June, which saw Caribou join them for a jubilant version of LCD’s 'All Our Friends', Hot Chip took the show to North America with two sold out nights at New York’s Webster Hall where the band were joined by the likes of David Byrne, Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem) and Sinkane. Following two celebratory sellout shows at London's Brixton Academy next month, the Margate show looks set to be a truly memorable Friday night event to witness a special set from the band on the Kent coast, as the winter draws near.
Joinging Hot Chip on the Friday night will be LoneLady, Teleman, Loyle Carner, Boxed In, All We Are, NZCA Lines, and DJs from Jono Ma (Jagwar Ma), Rockfeedback, and Moshi Moshi.
Tickets for this event are priced at £28.50 and are available from SONGKICK
Further information is available here: www.dreamland.co.uk
One of the most distinctive and innovative bands combining dance music and indie in the 2000s and 2010s, London's Hot Chip made their mark with the release of their 2000 debut, Mexico. The EP was a hypnotic wash of nearly subliminal, pulse-like techno beats, acoustic guitars, and plinky pianos, but the vocals were the true star of the show. The voices of Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard are a fine study in contrast: Taylor's dreamy, effortless falsetto cuts to the heart of the beauty of performers like Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake, while Goddard's cool monotone sounds world-weary and gruff in comparison.
Over and Over Self-released by Hot Chip in 2002, Sanfrandisco E-Pee dabbled in more playful sounds, from the beatbox dubbing of the title track to the closing notes of "Fanta," in which Taylor pleads with the listener to "make sounds of the summer." The group signed to revered N.Y.C. record label DFA in 2005 and released the Over and Over EP, as well as the excellent 2006 full-length The Warning, which was followed by a DJ-Kicks mix album in 2007. Late that year, the Grammy nominated single "Ready for the Floor" heralded the arrival of Made in the Dark, which featured some of the band's most focused grooves and poppiest melodies to date. The mellower One Life Stand followed in 2010, along with a remix collection later that year. Hot Chip left DFA for Domino, which released the more uptempo, experimental In Our Heads in 2012 and the following year's Dark and Stormy EP. The band returned in 2015 with Why Make Sense?, which found them reuniting with In Our Heads producer Mark Ralph and exploring sounds ranging from disco to '90s R&B to post-punk.