Joe Goddard

Multifaceted musician Joe Goddard is one of the most prolific and well-respected indie/electronic artists in the U.K. -- he's a leading member of indie/soul/dance group Hot Chip, half of fun-loving house duo 2 Bears, head of his own forward-thinking label, Greco Roman, and a successful solo producer/remix artist in his own right. Goddard first appeared as part of indie dance five-piece Hot Chip, who formed in 2000. Their debut album, Coming on Strong, landed in 2004 on Moshi Moshi. In 2006, the band moved to EMI for their breakthrough full-length, The Warning. The following year, Goddard founded his own record label, Greco Roman, which would become an outlet for his love of house music. The first release was a 12" from David E. Sugar titled "Oi New York, This Is London," and the label featured artists including Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Drums of Death, and Disclosure, to name a few. Goddard had a busy year in 2009; not only was he touring the latest Hot Chip record, 2008's Made in the Dark, he also formed 2 Bears alongside Raf Rundell and released his debut solo album, Harvest Festival, via Greco Roman. Goddard continued to release singles through his own label, including 2011's Gabriel and 2013's Taking Over. By 2016, Hot Chip had released six records -- the latter two, In Our Heads and Why Make Sense?, saw release through Domino -- while 2 Bears released two of their own efforts, Be Strong and The Night Is Young, through Southern Fried. Despite touring with both Hot Chip and 2 Bears -- and performing a few DJ sets on the side -- Goddard found time to record his sophomore solo album, Electric Lines, which was released by Greco Roman and Domino in 2017. ~ Liam Martin

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