Hot Chip stream new album ‘Why Make Sense?’

It’s the band’s first album since 2012’s ‘In Our Heads’

Hot Chip are streaming their new album ‘Why Make Sense?’ ahead of its release next week (May 18).

Their first album since 2012’s ‘In Our Heads’, ‘Why Make Sense?’ features the singles ‘Huarache Lights’ and ‘Need You Now’, as well as guest appearances by De La Soul’s Posdnuos and Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside. Listen in full via iTunes.

The London five-piece recently unveiled a strange news-themed website to launch the record’s title track. Opening up the site automatically plays the track then clicking on any of the links takes you to a page that features its lyrics. If you’re in the US, the website mirrors news outlet The Drudge Report, while in the UK it’s 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:

‘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’
‘Move With Me’

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 Academy Brixton 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.