In an NME interview with the 2 Bears, Bears member Joe Goddard – also of Hot Chip – has revealed some details of the new Hot Chip album.
As we already knew, Hot Chip finished recording the album earlier this year, and according to Goddard at time of print (February 4), the group were in the process of “mixing the last tracks.”
He goes on to state that the album will “probably be out around June, but it’s not absolutely decided yet. It basically sounds like Hot Chip, we haven’t done anything particularly weird”. Interestingly, the record was made on Kraftwerk producer Conny Plank’s mixing desk (Plank also produced and engineered for Neu!, Harmonia, Cluster and more), that he built himself. In Goddard’s words, “the guy we’ve been working with shipped it over from Germany, where it was rotting, didn’t work at all. He spent £10, 000 doing it up and we recorded it on that desk.”
“It’s a beautiful thing. That’s what brought everything together for this new record. It’s a continuation of our love affair with different kinds of dance music.”