Two pioneering titans of pleasurably innovative modern pop music, New York City’s LCD Soundsystem and London’s Hot Chip, are coming to Australia in July to go head to head.
LCD Soundsystem are returning to Australia for the first time since their last record Sound Of Silver. This time they come correct with a new album, This Is Happening, due on shelves May 14. As we’ve reported before, James Murphy has confirmed that this will be the last chance fans will get to see LCD Soundsystem in a live capacity.
“This is our last tour. So this is our crazy, no punches pulled… we have to do the weirdest stuff” says Murphy. “It’s like the most ramshackle basement show ever. It’s the end of this type of thing for us.”
As if that wasn’t exciting enough, London geek chic electro outfit Hot Chip are joining Murphy and co. for the tour. This trip sees the band “at the pinnacle of their powers, a 5-headed beast banging, strumming, hammering, filtering, harmonising and rinsing to their hearts content and for the punters’ ultimate delight.”
Monday 26th July
Sydney – Hordern Pavillion
Thursday 29th July
Melbourne – Festival Hall
Tickets are on sale Friday 7th May.