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No rock and roll life for Hot Chip

Published 01/02/2010 | 15:04

Hot Chip say they're not living the high life
Hot Chip say they're not living the high life
Hot Chip say they're not living the high life
Hot Chip say they're not living the high life

Hot Chip have claimed they're not living the high life.

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The British electropop band, who had hits with Over And Over and Boy From School, said they are ordinary.

"It's a very boring reality of wives and Radio 4," explained the band's Al Doyle.

"We're still not at a massive level, but we've sold a few records, and we've got the money that comes from being on a major label, but you know, we're not minted, we're all still living in rented houses, living this non-rockstar life," he added.

Al, who embarks on a UK tour from February 12, loves every part of being in a band, but he feels a feeling of responsibility, especially as they become more and more successful.

"I do feel this weird sense of responsibility to do something with the opportunity we've been given," he said.

"There are lots of other bands out there who are as good if not better than us, but they can't go out and buy really nice equipment like we can, or they might have to work a day job, whereas we don't."

He continued: "It would be terrible not to make the best of that and do something with the chances given to us. Hopefully we've just made a record that people want."

:: Hot Chip's new single One Life Stand is available now, and the new album of the same name will be released on February 8.

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