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.

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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