With LCD Soundsystem‘s main man James Murphy in “retirement” (my dad hasn’t been able to sit still either) and Hot Chip on a break since 2010’s slick One Life Stand, it was only a matter of time before members on either side of the party started to get antsy. New Build are a new project from London featuring Hot Chip members Al Doyle and Felix Martin, with Al having played guitar in the aforementioned Soundsystem. Currently touring with a seven-piece live band, which we’ve been told includes backing vocalists (no really, they’re going all in on this one), the group have previewed some great new material on their SoundCloud page ahead of their debut album, due to be released March 5th on their own Lanark Recordings imprint. Listen up:
New Build is Al Doyle and Felix Martin from Hot Chip, along with Tom Hopkins who worked on their album One Night Stand plus LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney & Janine Rostron from Planningtorock. The full length result of this adventure will see the light in early 2012. In the meantime we can hear the first release which is a limited edition 12″. It comes out on the band’s own Lanark Recordings label and features three tracks – ‘Misery Loves Company’, ‘Guitar Man’ and ‘Finding Reasons’. This is exciting.