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Funk Soul Brother: Alexis Taylor Of Hot Chip's Favourite Albums
Dom Smith , July 17th, 2014 12:58

With his second solo album Await Barbarians released last month and a run of summer festival sets upcoming, the Hot Chip and About Group man gives Dom Smith his favourite album rundown


Devo - Duty Now For The Future
I heard the track 'Timing X' from that album when my friend played it at the 333 Club in Old Street. It was only a minute-and-a-half long, but it was just really funky and just very strange -sounding. That's why I bought the record. I found it at this little junk shop in Cambridge, and it was just very exciting to hear - it goes from this really aggressive mood to this disco tune. I liked how full-on it sounded. I remember watching videos of them live and admiring how confrontational they were, and they had so much energy - they'd always be right at the front of the stage. It was exhilarating music from an era where it just felt very adventurous.