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Hot Chip get mellow on next album

By Georgie Rogers
6 Music News reporter

Hot Chip
Hot Chip were nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 2009 Grammy Awards

Electronic outfit Hot Chip have said their next album will be a more gentle, ambient offering than anything they have produced so far.

Synth player Joe Goddard said he wanted the follow-up to Made In The Dark to consist of "end of the night tunes".

The five-piece are taking inspiration from the likes of "Womack and Womack's Teardrops and Gypsy Woman by Crystal Waters," he added.

The Londoners revealed their fourth album should be out in early 2010.

Speaking to BBC 6 Music, Goddard said: "We're kind of stepping things down a bit because we want to make this next album quite simple, gentle, focussed; just 10 or 11 tracks of really excellent pop songs that hopefully will become timeless classics.

"They'll be club tunes but not the really banging ones," he continued.

"But making songs like that always gives you the scope to do a really banging remix, which we'll probably try and do as well."

What I'd like to create is an album of end of the night anthems.
Joe Goddard from Hot Chip

Hot Chip are playing very few dates this summer but have a secret show for homeless charity Crisis, in their diary for 5 May.

Goddard did not say whether they would premiere new material at the gig - but he and singer Alexis Taylor have been playing new song One Life Band in their recent DJ sets.

Elaborating on their change of direction, he said: "We just felt like we wanted to focus on trying to write some really strong pop songs, rather than making hard, aggressive dance floor tracks that have bits of songs bolted onto them.

"We wanted to start off with some really excellent songs that could be performed in a simple acoustic way or in an electronic, dance style, but the song would be the heart of the music."

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