Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor has shared the video for brand new track ‘Oh Baby’, and it’s got us a bit creeped out.
Opening comments: try to keep your eyes in your head, sir. They’ll only get sticky and covered in dust and fuzz, and that thought basically makes me want to be sick.
Alexis says of the song: “‘Oh Baby’ is an exuberant love song, with a nod to the music I love by the likes of Alex Chilton and Paul McCartney. It was produced by Joe Goddard and features John Coxon on guitar and some Hot Chip bandmembers playing on it too. I wrote it in about the time it takes to listen to it, and the finished performance was recorded live in the studio. The video by Simon Owens shows my eyeballs coming out of my head and having a whirlwind romance with each other.”
The other nine tracks on Beautiful Thing are produced by Tim Goldsworthy, co-founder of Mo Wax and DFA Recordings and member of UNKLE, and mark the first time Alexis has made a solo album with a producer.
Next month sees the release of Beautiful Thing, Alexis Taylor’s fourth solo album. It is an album of electronic thrills, dark spaces, memories of dancefloors and heartfelt writing; it’s composed, it’s improvised, it’s accidental, it’s strange, but it’s also very immediate.
Alexis will head out on headline tour next month before playing a string of festivals over the summer including All Points East and Festival No 6. Live, he will be accompanied by Susumu Mukai (aka Zongamin) on bass and Leo Taylor (The Invisible, Four Tet) on drums.
Upcoming live dates
Thurs 19th April – Patterns, Brighton
Fri 20th April – Omeara, London
Tues 24th April – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
Wed 25th April – Artheater, Cologne
Thurs 26th April – Badaboum, Paris
4-6th May – Here Comes The Summer festival, Netherlands
27th May – All Points East festival, London
20th July – Bluedot festival, Macclesfield
1st September – Electric Picnic, Ireland
8-9th September – Festival No 6, Portmeirion