HOT CHIP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'WHY MAKE SENSE?' FOR MAY 19TH + HEAR FIRST TRACK 'HUARACHE LIGHTS'

Hot Chip | 02/10/15

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Hot Chip will release their sixth album, Why Make Sense?, on May 19th, 2015. Recorded in Oxfordshire and London, and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph, Why Make Sense? is the band’s follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed In Our Heads.

Watch the accompanying video for the Why Make Sense? album opener, Huarache Lights, based around a light installation by artist Robert Bell and filmed in one take by Andy Knowles below.

Why Make Sense? will be available on all standard formats as well as a Special Edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus Separate EP with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights.

Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

1. Huarache Lights
2. Love Is The Future
3. Cry For You
4. Started Right
5. White Wine and Fried Chicken
6. Dark Night
7. Easy To Get
8. Need You Now
9. So Much Further To Go
10. Why Make Sense?

Separate EP:

1. Burning up
2. Separate
3. Move With Me
4. Re-harmonize

Hot Chip will be touring the US, UK & Europe in support of Why Make Sense? this May and June. Tickets for all US shows go on sale on February 13th, and all UK shows on February 14th. More live dates to be announced soon.

Full worldwide live dates with ticket links are as follows, with US dates in bold:

Saturday 21st Feb – UK: Gateshead: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival - sold out 
Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art
Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla
Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space
Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique
Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin
Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen
Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival
Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom
Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston
Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage
Fri 5 to Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival
Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival
Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (with !!!)
Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival

Hot Chip are Joe Goddard, Alexis Taylor, Felix Martin, Al Doyle and Owen Clarke.