Hot Chip announce new album ‘Why Make Sense?’ – hear first song now

Group's sixth album will be released in May

Hot Chip have announced details of new album ‘Why Make Sense?’. Stream new song ‘Huarache Lights’ below, now.

The group’s sixth studio album will be released on May 18 and three low-key UK live dates have also been announced to support the release of the record. Hot Chip will play gigs in London, Glasgow and Manchester in May. See below for venue and date details.

‘Why Make Sense?’ will be released on Domino and is Hot Chip’s follow-up to 2012 album ‘In Our Heads’. The album was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. It will be available on all standard formats as well as a special edition featuring a bonus Separate EP with four new tracks recorded during the album sessions.

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’
‘Move With Me’

Hot Chip tour dates are as follows. Tickets for all UK dates go on sale on February 14. The band will also headline the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival at the end of February as well as previously announced headline performances at Sonar in Barcelona in June and Green Man Festival in August.

Hot Chip will play:

Glasgow School of Art (May 12)
Manchester Gorilla (13)
London Oval Space (14)

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