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Hot Chip on the importance of pop music in troubled times

English synth-pop band Hot Chip drop by the q music studio to chat with Tom Power and perform a few songs from their latest album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy.

The band's latest album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, is out now

Hot Chip join q's Tom Power to talk about their latest album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy. 12:22
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English synth-pop band Hot Chip dropped by the q music studio to perform a few songs from their latest album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy. Lead vocalist Alexis Taylor and multi-instrumentalist Felix Martin joined host Tom Power to talk about the making of the record and why they feel music is so important for bringing joy in pessimistic times.

"I think music and all the creative arts have a role to play no matter what situation the world finds itself in," said Martin. "People will always need music."

Hot Chip's latest album A Bath Full of Ecstasy is out now. You can watch the full interview with Hot Chip above and their live studio session performances below.

Hot Chip performs Melody of Love live in the q music studio. 4:44
Hot Chip performs Spell live in the q music studio. 6:39

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