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Hot Chip: ‘A lot of pop music is really bland’

Synth-pop band talk to Alexandra Pollard about their brilliant new album ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’, the state of pop, and why they probably wouldn’t get signed these days

Sean O'Grady Don’t get too excited Boris Johnson – you could still slip up

The contest in the country is going to be the real test for the frontrunner. The longer it goes on, with gruelling regional hustings and media appearances, the more chance he'll lose

Hot Chip: ‘There’s a lot of pop music that’s really bland’

The synth-pop band talk to Alexandra Pollard about their brilliant new album ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’, the state of pop, and why they probably wouldn’t get signed these days 

Toy Story 4: Tom Hanks 'said his goodbyes' to Woody after third film

The cast spoke to The Independent about their return to the franchise 

Bank of England cuts economic growth forecast to zero

Central bank holds off raising interest rates from 0.75 per cent as it turns more cautious about outlook

Gloomy weather hits UK retail sales

Sales fall 0.5% in May with clothing purchases declining 4.5%