Hot Chip are an English electro-pop band. They have released two studio albums. The first, Coming On Strong, was well received by the dance music press but failed to reach a mainstream audience. Their second album, however, The Warning was awarded the title Album of the Year by Mixmag and voted the fourth best album of 2006 by NME Magazine.
Hot Chip formed in 2000; some of the members had already been friends before the formation. Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard first met at Elliott Secondary School in Putney, where they claim to have had an impromptu wrestling match on the school playground. They went on to become good friends and began making music together at the age of 17.
After years of self-releasing records, they signed with Moshi Moshi in 2003. Their debut LP Coming On Strong was released in 2004. They soon started working on their second album and in the meantime they signed a US record deal with the Dance-Punk label DFA Records who re-released their debut album in late 2005.
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