Hot Club de Paris

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Hot Club de Paris
Origin Liverpool, Merseyside
Genres Indie Rock, Math Rock, Experimental
Years active 2004–present
Labels Moshi Moshi
Website Official website
Members Alasdair Smith
Paul Rafferty
Matthew Cameron Smith

Hot Club de Paris are an English band from Liverpool. They are signed to the London-based Moshi Moshi Records and released their debut album Drop It 'Til It Pops in October 2006. Their second album Live at Dead Lake was released in June 2008 and they released an EP titled With Days Like This As Cheap As Chewing Gum, Why Would Anyone Want To Work? in 2010.

History[edit]

Hot Club de Paris are a band of two brothers and a mutual friend. Alasdair Smith (drums & vocals), Matthew Smith (guitar &vocals) and Paul Rafferty (vocals, bass and baritone guitar) signed to Moshi Moshi Records in 2005 and have since released a string of 7" singles and two critically acclaimed albums (Drop It 'til It Pops, 2006, Live at Dead Lake, 2008). They toured both albums extensively, playing hundreds of shows across the UK & Europe, Scandinavia, the US and even India. They have played alongside the likes of Joan of Arc, Battles, Jamie T and The Who. They're besotted with mid-era Don Cabellero, old Billy Bragg and any period of their hero Mike Watt's back catalogue.

In the first half of 2010 Hot Club de Paris released two 6-song EPs, called "With Days Like This As Cheap As Chewing Gum, Why Would Anyone Want To Work?". Their second EP called "The Rise And Inevitable Fall Of The High School Suicide Cluster Band" was released on the 24th May. A CD compilation including all the tracks from both 2010 EPs with a reordered tracklist, titled Free the Pterodactyl Three, was released in North America and Europe in late 2010.

Discography[edit]

Albums/EPs[edit]

Date Of Release Title
2006 Drop It 'til It Pops
2008 Live at Dead Lake
2010 With Days Like This As Cheap As Chewing Gum, Why Would Anyone Want To Work? (EP)
2010 The Rise And Inevitable Fall Of The High School Suicide Cluster Band (EP)
2010 Free The Pterodactyl Three

Singles[edit]

  • "Sometimesitsbetternottostickbitsofeachotherineachotherforeachother" (2006)
  • "Everyeveryeverything" (2006) UK No. 140
  • "Shipwreck" (2007) UK No. 153
  • "Clockwork Toy / You Can Call Me Al" (2007) UK #N/A
  • "Will You Still Be In Love With Me Next Year?" (2007)
  • "Hey! Housebrick" (2008)
  • "My Little Haunting" (2008)

Compilation contributions[edit]

Hot Club De Paris have released several tracks on compilation albums, including Can You Hear Me Clearly?, on Moshi Moshi records. They can also be heard on "Print is Dead" the first volume of the collaboration project with yourcodenameis:milo.

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