Hot Chip | 19/10/15

Image: Hot Chip Remix Package Shot - Credit Steve Gullick

Hot Chip are to release a brand new four track EP entitled ‘Dancing In the Dark’, on 23rd October 2015. The EP opens up with the band’s epic seven minute version of the Springsteen classic, which they performed live during their 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 their single, ‘Huarache Lights’, by Soulwax and  A/JUS/TED. Listen to the Soulwax remix of ‘Huarache Lights’ which was premiered on Beats 1, HERE.


Today the band share the video for the full length version of ‘Dancing In the Dark’, directed by Kieran Evans.   The live footage was recorded this summer on Super 8 at Webster Hall in New York City and features a cameo from David Byrne and Sinkane who joined Hot Chip onstage for this song.

Why Make Sense? (Definitive Edition) 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 September

Dancing In The Dark EP (RUG714D) 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:

Why Make Sense? :

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)

Following tours in the UK, Europe and USA as well as a multitude of summer festivals, Hot Chip are currently on their second ‘Why Make Sense?’ UK tour with two sold out shows at London’s Brixton Academy this week on the 22nd and 23rd October. The band have also announced a headline appearance at Dreamland ‘By The Sea’ in Margate on 13th November as well as further dates across Europe in November. Live dates are as follows with UK and Irish dates in bold. Tickets are available HERE.

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) (SOLD OUT)

Fri 23 Oct – UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy  (SOLD OUT)

Thu 29 Oct – USA, Oakland, CA, Fox Theatre

Fri 6 Nov – Ire, Belfast, Limelight 1

Sat 7 Nov – Ire, Dublin, Metropolis Festival

Sun 8 Nov – Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland Airwaves

Fri 13 Nov – UK, Margate, Dreamland ‘By The Sea’

Mon 16 Nov – NL, Amsterdam, Paradiso

Tue 17 Nov – Belgium, Antwerp, Trix

Wed 18 Nov – France, Paris, Casino de Paris

Thu 19 Nov – France, Reims, La Cartonnerie

Fri 27 Nov – Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Sacadura 154

Sat 28 Nov – Brazil, São Paulo, Sonar São Paulo

Tue 1 Dec – Uruguay, Montevideo, Montevideo

Thu 3 Dec – Argentina, Buenos Aires, Sónar Buenos Aires

Sat 5 Dec – Chile, Santiago, Sónar Santiago

Mon 7 Dec – Colombia, Bogotá, Sónar Bogotá

Sat 23 Jan – Australia, Melbourne, Sugar Mountain Festival

Why Make Sense? was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? comes in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph,HERE (GIFs available here:small |large).

Watch the videos for Huarache Lights (HERE), Need You Now (HERE) and Started Right HERE.