Cougar Microbes Albums of 2012: Hot Chip – ‘In Our Heads’
For over ten years, album after album, Hot Chip have been carving out their unmistakable niche sound. The London outfit seem comfortable in their own skin free from the pressure of having to conform to the latest trends, instead they have produced a synth filled master stroke that nods to their 80s influences without ever sounding contrived. In a world where electro-pop is possibly at it’s peak popularity wise ‘In Our Heads‘ sounds utterly relevant without chasing trends.
Nicole included it to his top 10 explaining that “Striking a balance between meticulous and unrestrained, slightly absurd, yet totally serious. These guys do it right. Often dance-able and unpredictable, you can get lost in these tracks, which makes for a good time”.
Thom added “the music that comes from those boys heads has possibly the widest ranging influences in modern music and to no greater effect than on ‘In Our Heads’. It’s energetic, incredibly emotional and great all round.”