HOT CHIP @ THE EL REY THEATRE
Photos by Leslie Kalohi
The anticipation was high for English darlings Hot Chip at the intimate El Rey last evening as lucky fans packed the venue. Touring ahead of latest release, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, the band debuted several new songs while mixing in plenty of favorites with a twist.
Hot Chip’s indie electronic hits kicked off a joyous dance party that began to take shape with “One Life Stand,” “Over and Over” and “And I Was a Boy From School.”
The band briefly addressed the audience during new song “Spell,” jokingly saying it was for “anyone who’s had a shitty time at the Magic Castle.”
A sweet and sunny version of the popular “Ready for the Floor” closed the main set.
The encore pushed the night into overdrive with a rousing, crowd-pleasing cover of “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys.
Hot Chip returns to L.A. on September 27 at the Shrine Expo Hall.
One Life Stand
Night & Day
Melody of Love
Over and Over
And I Was a Boy From School
Ready for the Floor
Look at Where We Are
Sabotage (Beastie Boys cover)
I Feel Better