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Hot Chip: King's College, London

Sophie Heawood, The Guardian, 3 June 2006

HOT CHIP are five white Englishmen who stand in a straight line across the stage, as if waiting to be shot. They claim to love Prince, but they are patently not Prince — this seems to be the joke. " Hot Chip will break your legs," they sing, straight-faced, with their Open University late-night-lecturer aesthetic suggesting that they would have trouble breaking your fingernail. Yet songs such as 'And I Was a Boy From School' do a fine job of breaking your heart.

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