Sentient Furniture Ruins Young Love in Hot Chip's "Spell" Music Video

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Sentient Furniture Ruins Young Love in Hot Chip's "Spell" Music Video

A heated hookup goes awry in the video for “Spell,” the latest single off Hot Chip’s just-released A Bath Full of Ecstasy. The Simon Owens-directed clip doesn’t feature any band members, instead focusing on an attractive couple doing things attractive couples do in bedrooms. That is, until the furniture decides to go all Pee Wee’s Playhouse-but-make-it-murder on the pair.

Here’s a fun fact: “Spell” (video below) was initially intended for Katy Perry’s 2017 album, Witness, but the band saw fit to keep it for themselves. Hot Chip’s seventh album—a nine-track blast of emoti-pop with a shimmery dance sheen—came out last Friday, Jun. 21, making Paste’s list of new albums to stream. The group will tour in support of the LP through the remainder of 2019.

Check out the band’s videos for previous singles “Melody of Love” and “Hungry Child,” then see “Spell” and Hot Chip’s festival set-heavy tour dates below.

Hot Chip Tour Dates:

June
28-30 — Somerset, U.K. @ Glastonbury Festival

July
04 — Catalonia, Spain @ Vida Festival
05 — Six-Fours-les-Plages, France @ Pontu Festival
11 — Lisbon, Portugal @ NOS Alive Festival
11-13 — Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao Live Festival
19-21 — Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield @ Bluedot Festival
26 — Aulnoye-Aimeries, France @ Les Nuits Secrètes Festival

August
02-04 — Waterford, Ireland @ All Together Now Festival
04 — Glasgow @ Playground of Sound Festival
16 — St Malo, France @ La Route du Rock Festival
16-18 — Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival
30 -—Vlieland, Netherlands @ Into The Great Wide Open Festival

September
03 — Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
04 — Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
05 — Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel
07 — Washington, District of Columbia @ 9:30 Club
08 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ Union Transfer
09 — Boston, Mass. @ Royale
10 — Montreal, Qué. @ MTELUS
12 — Toronto, Ont. @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
13 — Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre
14 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ First Avenue
17 — Vancouver, B.C. @ Vogue Theatre
18 — Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
19 — Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox
20 — Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater,
24 — Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Catalyst
25 — Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
27 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Shrine Auditorium

October
17 — Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
18 — Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute 1
21 — Bristol, U.K. @ O2 Academy
22 — Nottingham, U.K. @ Rock City
24 — Norwich, U.K. @ LCR
26 — London, U.K. @ Alexandra Palace – Tickets on general sale 31st May 9am BST

November
30 — Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz

December
02 — Amsterdam @ Melkweg
03 — Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
04 — Luxembourg City, Luxembourg @ Den Atelier
05 — Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks
07 — Paris, France @ Elysée Montmartre – SOLD OUT
08 — Paris, France @ Elysée Montmartre

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