This song is off their 4th studio album of the same title:
They seem to be channeling a lot of influences on this track – I sense some New Order and other 80′s drone-synth pop. A lot of dancing by yourself in the dark corner of the club.
I’ve always wondered as to the sexual nature of Hot Chip. They are beloved by many a mo, but they have been clear that their band members are straight and their songs are not about any queer individuals. But they haven’t been afraid to examine gender norms in their jams:
Felix Martin: There’s definitely issues with gender in “Boy from School,” there’s something to do with sexuality in the song. It’s not someone coming out and saying “I’m gay,” it’s more blurring the kind of boundaries in pop songs between girls and boys. It’s the same in “Ready for the Floor.” Initially when he sang the line “I’m your number one guy,” which is just a reference to the original Michael Keaton “Batman” movie, he tried to say a word that was somewhere between girl and guy at the same time. So it was a kind of weird little sound, but in the end it just came out like guy. And everyone was like ‘Ooh, is he gay, is he coming out?” and its just like, ‘No , he’s been married for two years.”