Headlining the main stage at day one of Bristol’s Love Saves The Day festival last weekend, Hot Chip lived up to their top billing with a varied and relentless set that suitably showcased their diverse discography.
Talented frontman Alexis Taylor was the focal point as always, but this is a band of talented individuals, including the brilliant Joe Goddard on keyboard and multi-instrumentalist Al Doyle, formerly of LCD Soundsystem. Tucked away at the back of the stage was Sarah Jones (NZCA Lines, New Young Pony Club, Technology + Teamwork) who we rate as one of the UK’s top drummers right now.
They played all the hits, including Over and Over, One Life Stand and Need You Now, whilst the set also featured one of our favourites, Started Right. They wrapped up with a mash-up of Bruce Springsteen‘s Dancing In the Dark and LCD Soundsystem’s All My Friends. Their shows are totally engaging and they were a fitting end to a strong first day of this year’s LSTD event.