Hot Chip announced their latest album Why Make Sense? back in February. Since then, we've heard (and seen) a number of morsels taken from the forthcoming release: 'Huarache Lights', the video for 'Need You Now', and VHS-themed lyric visuals for the sweet 'Burning Up' – actually taken from the bonus Separate EP available with a special edition of the album.

Well, now the whole of Why Make Sense? is available to stream – you can do exactly that by going to the dedicated site for the album, whymakesen.se, and clicking the relevant link, which will take you to iTunes where you can listen to the whole thing as one continuous track (shrewd move).

There are also many, many tour dates for you to study below.

The artwork (above), which comes in 501 different colours, was created by acclaimed designer Nick Relph, who spoke to The Creators' Project earlier this year about the iridescent variegations of the cover art.


  • Hot Chip tour dates:
  • Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) - SOLD OUT
  • Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) - SOLD OUT
  • Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space (w/ Georgia) - SOLD OUT
  • Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique - SOLD OUT
  • Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin - SOLD OUT
  • Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen - SOLD OUT
  • Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique - SOLD OUT

  • Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival
  • Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
  • Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
  • Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
  • Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom

  • Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
  • Wed 3 June – CAN, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
  • Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston
  • Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage
  • Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival
  • Sat 13 June - Turkey, Istanbul, Effe's One Love Festival
  • Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival
  • Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival
  • Thu 25 June - Belgium, Werchter, Rock Werchter
  • Fri 26 June - UK, Pilton, Glastonbury Festival

  • Thu 2 July - Denmark, Roskilde, Roskilde Festival
  • Fri 3 July - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Pitch Festival
  • Sun 5 July - France, Calvi, Calvi On The Rocks
  • Fri 10 July - UK, Perthshire, T In The Park
  • Sun 12 July - France, Aix-les-Bains, Musilac Festival
  • Mon 13 July - Switzerland, Montreaux, Montreaux Jazz Festival
  • Sat 18 July - UK, London, Lovebox
  • Sat 25 July - Russia, Moscow, Afisha Picnic Festival
  • Fri 31 July - USA, Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza

  • Sun 2 Aug - Canada, Quebec, Osheaga Festival
  • Fri 7 Aug - Canada, British Columbia, Squamish Valley Music Festival
  • Sun 9 Aug - USA, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco’s Outside Land
  • Tues 11 August - USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests !!! (Chk Chk Chk) and Com Truise)
  • Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival
  • Sat 22 Aug - Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival
  • Sat 29 Aug - Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich OpenAir Festival
  • Sun 30 Aug - France, Paris, Rock En Seine Festival

  • Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic
  • Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin

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