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Hot Chip confirm 'mellow' album for 2010

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Hot Chip have revealed that the follow-up to 2008's Made in The Dark will be less "banging", more "end of the night."

"We're kind of stepping things down a bit because we want to make this next album quite simple, gentle, focussed; just 10 or 11 tracks of really excellent pop songs that hopefully will become timeless classics," Hot Chip's Joe Goddard told BBC 6music.

By timeless classics, Goddard actually means: "they'll still be tunes that you can play out in a club, but they'll be the end of the night tunes, like Womack And Womack Teardrops, or Gypsy Woman by Crystal Waters."

The band's still untitled fourth album should drop early in 2010. That's quite a way off, so in the meantime, here's Teardrops…

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