Hot Chip reveal election coverage-themed website, stream ‘Why Make Sense?’

Group's upcoming LP is due out May 18

Hot Chip have unveiled new song ‘Why Make Sense?’ by streaming it via a website mocked-up to resemble the BBC’s online election coverage.

Opening up the site automatically plays the track, which is to be included on the group’s forthcoming album of the same name. Clicking on any of the links, meanwhile, takes you to a page that features its lyrics. If you’re in the US, the website mirrors news outlet The Drudge Report, and not the BBC.

‘Why Make Sense?’ is due out on May 18 via Domino. The album was recorded in Oxfordshire and London, and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. The band are also to release the ‘Separate’ EP, which will include four additional tracks recorded during the album sessions. Already posted are the songs ‘Hurricane Lights’, ‘Burning Up’ and ‘Need You Now’.

The ‘Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

‘Huarache Lights’
‘Love Is The Future’
‘Cry For You’
‘Started Right’
‘White Wine And Fried Chicken’
‘Dark Night’
‘Easy To Get’
‘Need You Now’
‘So Much Further To Go’
‘Why Make Sense?’

‘Separate EP’:

‘Burning Up’
‘Separate’
‘Move With Me’
‘Re-harmonize’

Following a number of festival appearances over the summer, Hot Chip will then kick off an October tour in Bristol on October 13, before heading to Portsmouth, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham and Cambridge. The stint will conclude at London’s O2 Brixton Academy on October 22.

Hot Chip will play:

Bristol O2 Academy (October 13)
Portsmouth Pyramid Centre (14)
Glasgow Barrowland (16)
Manchester Albert Hall (17)
Leeds Beckett University (18)
Nottingham Rock City (20)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (21)
London O2 Brixton Academy (22)

To check the availability of Hot Chip tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.