With its forthcoming May 19th release on Domino, Hot Chip are now streaming their new album Why Make Sense? in full now via a “color sensitivity” test site - PRESS HERE.
Visitors to the site can stream the album while testing their sensitivity to color hues, with a puzzle adapted from the Farnsworth-Munsell 100 hue color vision test. Players can submit their scores and email addresses for a chance to win concert tickets and signed copies of the Deluxe LP. The puzzle and site showcase an array of the Why Make Sense? design and color variants – through a new bespoke printing process, every first pressing copy features individually unique artwork. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph, HERE
Why Make Sense? features the acclaimed singles ‘Huarache Lights’ (watch the video HERE) and ‘Need You Now’ (watch the video HERE), alongside the recently released title track - streamed via a mock-up news website coinciding with the UK’s general election (stream the track HERE) - and Burning Up (watch the video HERE), taken from a bonus EP, Separate EP, released with the special edition of the album.
The new albumwas recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph and mixed by the band, David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Caribou) and Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Aaliyah). The album features guest appearances from De La Soul’s Posdnuos and Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside (Love Is The Future), as well as live instrumentation and backing vocals from touring band members Sarah Jones and Rob Smaughton.
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 EP, Separate EP, with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Pre-order Why Make Sense? from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights (watch HERE)and Need You Now (watch HERE).
To coincide with the release of Why Make Sense?, Hot Chip have announced a series of worldwide tour dates commencing this week. The band will also be making a number of high profile festival appearances including Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Sasquatch, Governor’s Ball, Sonar, Green Man and many more.
HOT CHIP TOUR DATES
Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow,Glasgow School of Art (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT
Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester,Gorilla (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT
Thu 14 May - UK, London,Oval Space (w/ Georgia) – SOLD OUT
Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels,Les Nuits Botanique – SOLD OUT
Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam,Tolhuistuin – SOLD OUT
Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin,Heimathafen – SOLD OUT
Thu 21 May - France, Paris,La Gaite Lyrique – SOLD OUT
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
Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY,The Governors Ball Music Festival
Sat 13 June - Turkey, Istanbul,Effe’s One Love Festival
Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona,Sonar By Day Festival
Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona,Sonar By Night Festival
Thu 25 June - Belgium, Werchter,Rock Werchter
Fri 26 June - UK, Pilton, Glastonbury Festival
Thu 2 July - Denmark, Roskilde,Roskilde Festival
Fri 3 July - Netherlands, Amsterdam,Pitch Festival
Sun 5 July - France, Calvi,Calvi On The Rocks
Fri 10 July - UK, Perthshire,T In The Park
Sun 12 July - France, Aix-les-Bains, Musilac Festival
Mon 13 July - Switzerland, Montreaux, Montreaux Jazz Festival
Sat 18 July - UK, London,Lovebox
Sat 25 July - Russia, Moscow, Afisha Picnic Festival
Fri 31 July - USA, Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza
Sun 2 Aug - Canada, Quebec, Osheaga Festival
Fri 7 Aug - Canada, British Columbia, Squamish Valley Music Festival
Sun 9 Aug - USA, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco’s Outside Land
Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’ and Com Truise)
Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell,Green Man Festival
Sat 22 Aug - Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival
Sat 29 Aug - Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich Openair Festival
Sun 30 Aug - France, Paris, Rock En Seine Festival
Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic
Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin
Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy (w/ Georgia)
Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre (w/ Georgia)
Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland (w/ Georgia)
Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (w/ Georgia)
Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University (w/ Georgia)
Tue 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City (w/ Georgia)
Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ Georgia)
Thu 22 Oct - UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Lonelady)
Tickets available now from http://live.hotchip.co.uk/
Hot Chip's longevity is proof positive that you can build a band around the concept of "emotional intelligence."
On their sixth album, Why Make Sense? the British electronic band strengthen their legacy of song-driven dance music through a process of step-by-step creation and recording, deconstruction, and rebuilding into a powerhouse live band.
Hot Chip are among the greatest modern pop acts.
Why Make Sense? is a meaty electro-grooving celebration of love, hope, dancing.
Hot Chip are Joe Goddard, Alexis Taylor, Felix Martin, Al Doyle and Owen Clarke.