In a move that sounds cooler the more we think about it, English electronic group Hot Chip have been chosen to chosen to provide the introductory music for the Olympic table tennis competition. With their Olympic foray, Hot Chip join a host of English musical luminaries who are already involved with the 2012 London games. The all-star list includes Paul McCartney, Arctic Monkeys, MIA, Adele, and Muse, who will reportedly all be performing at the opening ceremony of the games tomorrow night. Muse’s song “Survival” is also the official song of the 2012 Olympics.
While we wait in anticipation for Hot Chip to bring their funky electro-pop to the table tennis court, it’s only natural speculate about other combinations of English bands and Olympic sports that we’d like to see. Dragonforce and rhythmic gymnastics, anyone?
It’s not often you come across younger artists or listeners with a passion for folk music. But lately more and more youngins are picking up guitars and showcasing some raw talent, giving music lovers hope for the future of homegrown acoustic. Why are these younger musicians turning to folk? With the majority of labels geared toward catchy, Top 40 artists — with danceable and often superficial songs— it seems the new “cool” thing for young musicians to do is go acoustic.