Hot Chip announce new album ‘Why Make Sense?’

The follow-up to 2012's 'In Our Heads' lands on May 18th. Stream a new single, Huarache Lights, now.


Hot Chip are releasing a new album, 'Why Make Sense?', on May 18th.

Following up 2012's 'In Our Heads', this is the band's sixth album and their second since signing to Domino. In the interim, the band have been busy with side projects – Al Doyle and Felix Martin with their band New Build, Joe Goddard with a new The 2 Bears album and a solo dance EP, and Alexis Taylor with his solo album 'Await Barbarians'.

Recorded in Oxfordshire and London, and produced by the band alongside old pal Mark Ralph, 'Why Make Sense?' is being led by new single Huarache Lights, which has the punchy sound and weighty groove that the band have become hella competent at producing by this point in their careers.

A special edition of the album features a separate EP – called, er, the 'Separate' EP – featuring an extra four tracks from the album sessions.

Hot Chip will be touring the world over the summer – check those dates below.

Hot Chip '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?

Hot Chip 'Separate' EP tracklist:

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

Hot Chip live dates:

February 21st: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, Gateshead

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

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

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

Domino release 'Why Make Sense?' on May 18th 2015 (pre-order).