• Record label: Moshi Moshi
  • Release date: 24/5/2009

The Rise and Inevitable Fall of the High School Suicide Cluster Band

Despite having a shorter title than the previous EP, its length was still of great interest to the music press. “What a long title for an EP!” they said, again. This was self recorded during a bout of specifically horrific weather at the start of 2010 in Liverpool.

A video was made for lead track “Free the Pterodactyl 3” directed by Joe Tucker.

It was released on a limited hand-numbered 10" and on download.

  1. I’m Not In Love And Neither Are You
  2. Biggie Smalls And The Ghetto Slams
  3. Free The Pterodactyl 3
  4. The Rise And Fall Of The High School Suicide Cluster Band
  5. The White Town Express (Get High, Stay Low)
  6. Three Albums In And Still No Ballad
  • Record label: Moshi Moshi
  • Release date: 08/2/2009

With Days Like This As Cheap As Chewing Gum, Why Would Anyone Want To Work?

“What a long title for an EP!” was what the press had to say about Hot Club’s first release of 2010. The EP was the band’s first self-recorded effort. It was named after a phrase in a poem called The ABC of American Suicide by Matthew Welton.

It was released on a limited hand-numbered 10" and on download.

  1. Dance A Ragged Dance
  2. Fuck You, The Truth!
  3. Dog Tired At The Spring Dance Marathon
  4. They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  5. Noses Blazing
  6. Extra Time, Sudden Death
  • Record label: Moshi Moshi
  • Release date: 08/10/2006

Drop It ’Til It Pops

Hot Club de Paris’ first album took them all over the world and they had a severely awesome time. It was re-release in January 2007 with a bonus disc featuring all the videos from the singles and all of the B-sides. The album is also available on a vinyl LP, but beware: The image on the front is slightly pixelated because it was the first thing that Paul had ever designed and he didn't know what he was doing at all.

  1. Shipwreck
  2. Clockwork Toy
  3. 3:55 AM: I Think We Should Go Home
  4. Yes/No/Goodbye
  5. Names And Names And Names
  6. Sometimesitsbetternottostickbitsofeachother
  7. Snitches Get Stitches
  8. Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)
  9. Welcome To The Hop
  10. Bonded By Blood (A Song For Two Brothers)
  11. Hello I Wrote A Song For You Called ‘Welcome To The Jungle’
  12. Your Face Looks All Wrong
  13. Everyeveryeverything
  • Record label: Moshi Moshi
  • Release date: 29/01/2007


This song is about a Liverpool night spot called Le Bateau which contains the most slippery staircase in the whole of the Northwest. The single was a multi-format release and featured two seven inch records and a CD single. Are CD singles the most pathetic format ever invented? Hot Club de Paris reckon so.

  1. Shipwreck
  2. Balance and Symmetry
  3. I Swung For Judas
  4. Snitches Get Stitches (acoustic)
  5. Six Years of Slump Life
  • Record label: Moshi Moshi
  • Release date: 2004


The first seven inch from Hot Club de Paris sold out almost instantly. Every single reviewer noted how long the song title was and generally ignored the content of the record. 'It's a really long song title.' they'd write.

  1. Sometimesitsbetternottostickbitsofeachother
  2. Your Face Looks All Wrong
  • Record label: Moshi Moshi
  • Release date: 29/09/08

My Little Haunting

This is the second single from Live at Dead Lake, the band's second album. The song was recorded in Chicago on All Hallow's Eve, 2007. These songs are available on 7" and download.

  1. My Little Haunting
  2. Everybody Got In Touch To Say Sorry
  • Record label: Moshi Moshi
  • Release date: 04/06/2007

Clockwork Toy

This was the last single from Drop it 'til it Pops. The video was directed by Joe Tucker and featured skater Howard Cooke jumping through hoops, over walls and down sketchy handrails. The B-side was a cover of Paul Simon's Call Me Al from the Graceland record.

  1. Clockwork Toy
  2. Call Me Al
  • Record label: Moshi Moshi
  • Release date: 16/06/08

Live at Dead Lake

The second Hot Club de Paris album Live At Dead Lake was recorded by Brian Deck over a seven week stint at his studio in Bucktown, Chicago. Music got made, sandwiches got eaten and everyone lost any glimmer of innocence they may have had left. The original release of the CD came with a bonus disc featuring 6 performance videos and The Dead Lounge acoustic EP. The vinyl LP was released in September 2008 in Germany.

  1. Call Me Mr Demolition Ball
  2. My Little Haunting
  3. I Wasnt Being Heartless When I Said Your Favourite Song Lacked Heart
  4. For Parties Past and Present
  5. Let Go Of Everything
  6. Friendship Song
  7. Hey Housebrick
  8. We Played Ourselves
  9. Aint Nobody Elses Fault
  10. Boy Awaits Return Of The Runaway Girl
  11. The Dice Just Wasnt Loaded From The Start
  12. The Anchor
  13. This Thing Forever Seems To Last Forever
  14. Found Sleeping
  15. Sparrow Flew With Swallow
  • Record label: Moshi Moshi
  • Release date: 01/10/2006


Everyeveryeverything is a song about really liking a girl. It's funny that a lot of records are about really liking a girl and their follow ups are nearly always about being dumped or having your dick chopped off. The B-side is an ode to dole days, cheap travel and Naive Super by Norweigan writer Erland Loe.

  1. Everyeveryeverything
  2. Hello Comrade! (I Quit My Job)
  • Record label: Moshi Moshi
  • Release date: 26/05/2008

Hey! Housebrick

This was the first single taken from Live At Dead Lake. It's mainly about the M56 and the towns that line it but I guess it can be about any place where people throw bricks from motorway bridges. The B-Side is about being a drunk driver's passenger in America.

  1. Hey Housebrick
  2. I Let The Drunk Girl Drive Me
  • Record label: Moshi Moshi
  • Release date: 24/12/2007

Will You Still Be In Love With Me Next Year?

When Hot Club de Paris attempted the classic Christmas song format, they wrote a slow, melancholic waltz punctuated with vague gestures of hope in order to capture what Christmas is really like: Drunk on the dancefloor. Midway through an argument. Fairytale of New York spilling seasonal tears down tired faces. The B-side is Paul's cover of Straight to Hell by The Clash.

  1. Will You Still Be In Love With Me Next Year?
  2. Straight to Hell