The Warning is the second full-length release by British band Hot Chip. The album was released in the UK on 22 May 2006 by EMI Records and in the United States on 3 June 2006 by Astralwerks. Notable tracks include the UK singles, "Over and Over" and "Boy from School", as well as "(Just Like We) Breakdown", which was featured and remixed on the DFA Records compilation album The DFA Remixes – Chapter One. The album was nominated for the 2006 Mercury Music Prize.
Hot Chip will break your legs Snap off your head Hot Chip will put you down Under the ground. Excuse me child I am trying to see All the colours of wonder your brightness can be Return to nothingness enjoy Just might be right But prepare yourself For a mechanical fright. This is a warning I'll spell it out for you For you This is a warning I'll spell it out for you For you. Hot Chip will break your legs Snap off your head Hot Chip will put you down Under the ground Hot Chip will break your legs Snap off your head Hot Chip will put you down Under the ground
Hot Chip: The Warning. A quick recap: people who make dance music are nerds, highbrows, emotionless eggheads. All of them irredeemable knob-twiddling white coats, coolly dabbling. The south-west Londoners’ second album is underpinned by a ‘fuck you’ attitude fuelled by past ambivalence towards them. But they can rest easy now, because surely their moment has come. It’s about time somebody started shouting out loud about Hot Chip.
Hot Chip are an English synth-pop band formed in London in 2000. The group consists of ts Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard, Al Doyle, Owen Clarke, and Felix Martin. They are ocassionally supplemented by Rob Smoughton and Sarah Jones for live performances and studio recordings. The group primarily produces music in the synth-pop and alternative dance genres, drawing influences from house and disco.
It's only natural that Hot Chip would push themselves a bit after their debut Coming on Strong, a successful but safe entrée to the British electro-soul outfit. Their kitschy yet deeply affecting lyrics drew so much attention the first time around that I'd met more than a few people who said they hated the group simply because they seemed like cheeky fuckers. They missed the point, but that's another matter. Follow-up album The Warning is propulsion and power and punctuation rolled up into one, abandoning a lot of the graceful, delicate melodies of the debut for songs with more.
Artwork – Owen Clarke.
Keeping their hot streak of spotting quality artists when they hear them, the good folks at DFA welcomed to their already diverse and talented roster Hot Chip. The "Over and Over" teaser single featured the band in rocking fashion, complete with DFA signature production and a chorus courtesy of Alexis Taylor that sounds hauntingly similar to something Paul McCartney would write had he been paying attention to the music of the youth in his own backyard
The second album from Hot Chip, The Warning sees these inspired pop alchemists pull off some truly devious musical juxtapositions. Scholars of music from Timbaland to Stevie Wonder to the Aphex Twin, this South London quartet make quirky, ideas-packed vocal electronica perpetually veering between moments of bliss, humour, and sheer sonic mentalism - take the opening "Careful", vocalists Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard sweetly harmonising "Every year, exactly this time of year/They float a balloon up into the air", as the tune.