Hot Chip Announce New Album ‘Why Make Sense?’ | Music News


The tease is finally over. Hot Chip will be releasing a new album, Why Make Sense? on the 18th of May. It follows 2012’s In Our Heads, and will be their sixth album (their second since signing to Domino). It’s actually quite reassuring to know that there’s been a bit of a gap between the last album and this one. It gives the band more chance to get it right. Just how right? Well we’re not really going to know until later in the year.


In addition to making the forthcoming album, the members of Hot Chip have been busy with side projects. Al Doyle and Felix Martin have been working on material with their band New Build, while Joe Goddard has been making a new The 2 Bears album and a solo dance EP. Alex Taylor has been working on his solo album Await Barbarians.


Why Make Sense? is being led by the new single “Huarache Lights“, which I can already tell you thuds with warm energy. It also brings back some of that catchy, sexy electro-pessimism I’ve missed. A special edition of the album features a separate EP quite literally called Separate EP, so no messing around there. It features an extra four tracks from the album sessions. Hot Chip will also be embarking a world tour over the summer (see dates below). Why Make Sense? is available for pre-order here.


Why Make Sense? tracklist:


01. Huarache Lights
02. Love Is The Future
03. Cry For You
04. Started Right
05. White Wine and Fried Chicken
06. Dark Night
07. Easy To Get
08. Need You Now
09. So Much Further To Go
10. Why Make Sense?


Separate EP tracklist:


01. Burning Up
02. Separate
03. Move With Me
04. Re-harmonize


Hot Chip live dates:


February the 21: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, Gateshead


May 12: Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
May 13: Gorilla, Manchester
May 14: Oval Space, London
May 17: Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels
May 19: Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam
May 20: Heimathafen, Berlin
May 21: La Gaite Lyrique, Paris
May 25: Sasquatch Festival, George
May 26: Roseland Theater, Portland
May 28: Ogden Theatre, Denver
May 30: First Avenue, Minneapolis
May 31: Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee


June 2: Majestic Theatre, Detroit
June 3: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto
June 4: House of Blues, Boston
June 5: Echostage, Washington
June 4-7: The Governors Ball Music Festival, New York
June 18: Sonar By Day Festival, Barcelona
June 19: Sonar By Night Festival, Barcelona


August 11: The Greek Theatre (with !!!), Los Angeles
August 21: Green Man Festival, Crickhowell



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