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So Much Further To Go…

An ace new Alexis Taylor video for So Much Further To Go has just gone online here.

“The video for So Much Further To Go is my favourite so far of three collaborations with director Simon Owens, and has something of a silent movie ‘Myth of Sisyphus’ feel to it. I’m not rolling a rock up a hill continuously but am instead stuck, peddling endlessly on my exercise bike, as the world is moving around me. Making the video was like making a Werner Herzog film with a budget of £300, but with Broadwater Farm Estate behind me instead of the Amazonian jungle.”

A version of So Much Further To Go was included on the last Hot Chip LP Why Make Sense?

Thank You.

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The UK tour is now over – an incredible series of gigs, we’re still trying to take the whole thing in. Here’s a few kind words written by people who came to the final shows in London.

A gig that reminded us that we should cherish Hot Chip while they’re still around.” Evening Standard

A triumphant homecoming for the best dance act of their generation.” Gigwise

At Brixton Academy, Hot Chip cemented their position as one of Britain’s greatest electronic pop groups in a generation, on record and in the live setting.” The Line of Best Fit

When they are firing on all cylinders, the results are thrilling and incredibly hard for anyone to top.” Music OMH

Hot Chip reeled out a selection of hits that reminded you of just how long they’ve been at their musical peak.” Ransom Note

When the songs are riddled with grooves as infectious as this, you’ll be grinning, embracing the stranger next to you and dancing too hard to care.” London In Stereo

In case you missed it last week, the deluxe version of Why Make Sense? is available now, as is the standalone Dancing In The Dark EP.

Dancing In The Dark & Deluxe LP News

Hot Chip have announced a brand new four track EP – ‘Dancing In the Dark’ – due for release on Domino on 23rd October 2015. The EP opens up with the band’s fully psychedelic seven minute version of the Springsteen classic, which they have performed live during triumphant headline sets at Glastonbury, Green Man and other festivals over the summer. The EP also features a reworking of ‘Cry For You’ taken from their critically acclaimed recent album, ‘Why Make Sense?’

Both tracks were recorded by the seven piece live band, which includes drummer Sarah Jones and multi-instrumentalist Rob Smoughton, at the legendary RAK Studios in London and mixed by David Wrench. Also included on the EP are remixes of the single ‘Huarache Lights’ by Soulwax and A/Jus/Ted.

The video for ‘Dancing In the Dark’ has been directed by Kieran Evans. All live footage in the video was recorded this summer on Super 8 at Webster Hall in New York City – watch closely for cameos from David Byrne and Sinkane who joined the band onstage for this song.

A definitive edition of Why Make Sense? featuring the original album, the ‘Separate’ EP from the deluxe release augmented by the brand new ‘Dancing In the Dark’ EP will also be available on 23rd October .

‘Dancing In The Dark’ EP is available to pre-order HERE. The tracklisting is as follows:
1. Dancing In The Dark
2. Cry For You (RAK version)
3. Huarache Lights (Soulwax remix)
4. Huarache Lights (A/Jus/Ted remix)

‘Why Make Sense?’ (Definitive Edition) is available to pre-order HERE. The 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

Dancing In The Dark EP:
1. Dancing In The Dark
2. Cry For You (RAK version)
3. Huarache Lights (Soulwax remix)
4. Huarache Lights (A/Jus/Ted remix)

Why Make Sense? – Out Now

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The new Hot Chip LP – Why Make Sense? – is out now.

Why Make Sense? features the acclaimed singles Huarache Lights and Need You Now alongside the recently released title track and Burning Up, taken from a bonus EP released with a special edition of the album (available to pre-order from iTunes now).

The new album was 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? is 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. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph, here.

A handful of Why Make Sense? reviews…

Reviews are starting to come in for the new album – word is pretty damn positive so far.

“A meaty electro-grooving celebration of love, hope, dancing and the freedom not to act logically… In a world of over-emoting, over-promising pop, sometimes it’s the quiet men who deliver.” Q 4*

“Stripped back to basics and muttering against the machines, they’ve never come on so strong.” NME 8/10

“The logical progression for a band who know exactly what they are doing” MOJO ­ 4*

“The slow jams are pleasingly sentimental, the arrangements spacious, except for ‘Need You Now’, a claustrophobic four-to-the-floor that conveys their anxiety at living in a world rife with terror.”­ Uncut ­ 8/10

“This is the sound of a band still exploring after 15 years, of working out what they want to sound like, where to go next, and most importantly, having a lot of fun doing it.”­ DIY ­ 4*

Why Make Sense? is released on May 18th – it’s available to pre-order from iTunes or the Domino Mart.

UK Autumn Tour Dates & New Remix 12″

Hot Chip have announced a new run of headline dates in the UK for October including London’s O2 Brixton Academy on 22nd October. Tickets for all dates go on pre-sale at 10am Wednesday 22nd April and on general sale at 10am Friday 24th April. Alongside the live dates announcement, the band have also today released a brand new, limited edition white label 12” featuring remixes of Need You Now from Percussions (Kieran Hebden) and Huarache Lights from Joe Goddard. Pre-order it now via Dom Mart – it’s released 4th May.

Tues 13 Oct – Bristol, O2 Academy (w/ Georgia)
Wed 14 Oct – Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre (w/ Georgia)
Fri 16 Oct – Glasgow, Barrowland (w/ Georgia)
Sat 17 Oct – Manchester, Albert Hall (w/ Georgia)
Sun 18 Oct – Leeds, Beckett University (w/ Georgia)
Tue 20 Oct – Nottingham, Rock City (w/ Georgia)
Wed 21 Oct – Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ Georgia)
Thu 22 Oct – London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Lonelady)

A full list of Hot Chip shows and festival gigs around the world can be found on the band’s website. Watch the incredible video for Need You Now (directed by Shynola) here.

About The Why Make Sense? Artwork

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Hot Chip have revealed details of the artwork for their forthcoming sixth album and second for Domino, Why Make Sense? Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the album will come in one of 501 different colours. Combined with subtle variations of the design, this means that EVERY copy of the album, on both CD and LP, will feature completely unique artwork. View the artwork, designed by regular collaborator Nick Relph, HERE (GIFs available here: small | large).

Why Make Sense?

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Hot Chip will release their sixth album and second for Domino, Why Make Sense?, on 18th May 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, HERE.

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? track list

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 track list

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