According to Joe Goddard in an interview with NME, “it basically sounds like Hot Chip. We haven’t done anything particularly weird”. True, 'Flutes' is not a wild departure from the indie synth pop sound we have come to love of Hot Chip, but it does seem to have a maturity surrounding it. Toying with the emotions of happiness and sadness, 'Flutes' has a stronger inclination to the latter, whereas normally I’d say the opposite with their other popular tracks.
As a swirl of synths coupled with a cut up vocal loop, the mid tempo 'Flutes' may not initially seem the most obvious track to work on the dance floor, but as it gradually evolves, with thicker sounds increasing, any doubts steadily evaporate. Clocking in at just under 8 minutes, 'Flutes' could be described as a slow burner and undoubtedly has all the elements in place that scream to be remixed.
I can imagine 'Flutes' will be incredible live and fortunately Hot Chip are a regular feature on numerous UK festival programmes such as Bestival, Camp Bestival and Lovebox in addition to bookings on the continent- and if you’re lucky enough, America too.
'In Our Heads' is set to be released via Domino on the 11th June.
Words: Olivia Matthias
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