HOT CLUB DE PARIS
The band formed in early 2004 after Matthew and Paul met in 03 working as temps
at Chester racecourse. Its members were involved in other bands in the Liverpool
music scene including street punkers Down and Outs and new wave popsters Victor
Further to their shared love of American punk rock bands (Minutemen, Firehose,
SST Records bands etc) they became interested in
math rock, and experimental indie bands which influenced their sound
considerably. They signed to
Moshi Moshi Records in 2005, and have since toured extensively around the
world in support of their debut record.
They have been featured on a number of music-based TV shows in the UK
including MTV2 and Channel 4 shows. Their record enjoyed
6 Music and
John Kennedy has championed the band. John Kennedy claimed that their debut
album is 'one of the best of 2006'.
2006/7 saw tours with
Maxïmo Park and
The Who as well as a number of shows at the
SXSW music festival in Austin, TX. So far their tours have taken them
through the UK, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, France, Sweden, Iceland,
Germany, Switzerland, America, Holland and India.
Hot Club de Paris released their second studio album "Live at Dead Lake" in
June 2008 on oshi Moshi records. The album was recorded by producer Brian Deck
at Engine Studios over the course of 7 weeks at the tail end of 2007. The band
toured the album twice in the UK and in Germany and plan a full European tour
later in 2009.
On 2 January 2009 they announced on their website that they have begun work
on their third album which has the working title of "Breakdown at Devils Point"
as "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs" (a previous working title for the record) was
deemed too silly by the band.