Fans of the British electronic band are abuzz with the possibility of some new music since their 2012 record In Our Heads. Domino, the group’s record label posted a cryptic video eluding for many about the band’s continued work.
When the short clip stating “Why Make Sense” with Hot Chip like vocals was released online, many started asking questions. The looping five-second animation with sound shows lights being lit, then the phrase “Why Make Sense” underlined. Feel free to check out the site as to see if you can tell what the voiceover is saying.
Pretty Much Amazing ran a story on it, detailing the clip and garnering several positive reactions from the site’s readers. Brooklyn Vegan also ran a story on it with more of a focus on their current endeavors.
The band currently has several tour dates lined up, including the Sasquatch! Music Festival and The Governors Ball Music Festival. Each in May and June respectively.
Hot Chip — 2015 Tour Dates
02-20 Birmingham, England – The Library at the Institute
03-04 New York, NY MoMA Armory Party benefit (Alexis Taylor DJ set)
02-21 Newcastle Upon Tyne, England – BBC Radio 6 Music Festival
05-25 George, WA – Sasquatch! Music Festival
06-05-07 New York, NY – The Governors Ball Music Festival
06-28 Barcelona, Spain – Sonar by Day
06-19 Barcelona, Spain – Sonar by Night
08-21 Powys, Wales – Green Man Festival
As you can see, Hot Chip’s Alex Taylor will be DJing in NYC as part of the MoMA Armory Party Benefit with artists like Ezra Koenig, Kelela, and more. The Armory Benefit is New York’s foremost fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries, with 205 galleries with art from 30 countries.
That isn’t the only individual work that the members of Hot Chip have been doing. Rob Smoughton released a new album under his individual project of Grovesnor called Soft Return. Al Doyle has been working on New Build with Felix Martin, with a recent album cal Pour it On. And Alexis Taylor of course has his solo album Await Barbarians.
We’ll have to see if their individual achievements and branching out does anything to their classic electronic sound. As always if you want more information on the Sasquatch! Festival, Hot Chip’s past work, or their future music, mxdwn has the articles for you.