Hot Chip just announced a new album.
The synthpop band – made up of Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard, Al Doyle, Owen Clarke and Felix Martin – originally formed in 2000 and released their last album in 2019, but are set to return to the music scene with ‘ Freakout/Release’. , slated for release later this year.
Co-founder Joe Goddard said, “We were going through a time when it was very easy to feel like people were losing control of their lives in different ways. There’s a darkness that runs through a lot of these tracks.”
“Freakout/Release” – which will be their eighth studio album overall – also features contributions from electronic band Soulwax, “When It’s Real” rapper Cadence Weapon and London DJ and musician Lou Hayter.
Meanwhile, the band released lead single ‘Down’ on Tuesday (19.04.22) and released a music video directed by Douglas Hart and Steve Mackey on the same day.
Describing the album, band member Al Doyle added in a statement, “The idea of being out of control is always present in dance music, in a positive sense,” frontman Alexis Taylor added, “At the when we were able to be back together, we were turning on a tap and had a lot of ideas pouring out pretty quickly.
Hot Chip will also take the stage at London’s O2 Academy Brixton for a quartet of shows in support of the album in September 2022, with tickets available at shorturl.at/ikHO3.
“Freakout/Release” is set to be released on August 19 via Domino.