Latitude review: Hot Chip

Latitude festival 2013 Saturday.Hot Chip

Latitude festival 2013 Saturday.Hot Chip - Credit: Nick Butcher

They look more like a group of geeky bespectacled science undergrads than one of the nation's finest pop-dance groups but don't be mistaken – Hot Chip are a bit special.

Formed in 2000, the synth-fuelled London five piece could not have been more at home than on Latitude's Obelisk Arena.

Hot Chip are a strange mix of high-pitched vocal, percussion, electro beat and synthesizer but, a bit like their unconventional attire, it works.

And their Saturday night performance – a mish-mash of floor-filling favourites and new material – set the festival alight.

Their music is engineered to please and the live show is orchestrated with the same attention to detail.


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Of course, the success of any set is dependent on the material – and it helps that Hot Chip's back catalogue gleams with quality.

As the sun came down, Ready For The Floor and Over and Over had the Obelisk jumping.

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If you haven't enjoyed Hot Chip live, make it your mission to do so. The band continue to prove science really can be beautiful.

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