Hot Chip are back and have announced a new album.
Originally forming way back in 2000, they haven't released any new music since 2019.
The synthpop band - which consists of Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard, Al Doyle, Owen Clarke, and Felix Martin - are returning with 'Freakout/Release'. It's due to land in August.
Co-founder Joe Goddard said: "We were living through a period where 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 those tracks."
Their eighth studio album 'Freakout/Release' features some exciting new collaborations from Belgian electronic band Soulwax. Rapper Cadence Weapon and the London-based DJ and musician Lou Hayte will also feature.
In the meantime, the band has dropped the first single 'Down' from the album yesterday (Tuesday), along with a music video directed by Douglas Hart and Steve Mackey.
Hot Chip will perform a quartet of shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton in September in support of their new album.
They're also coming to Ireland soon. Hot Chip play on Sunday June 5th at Forbidden Fruit in Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.
'Freakout/Release' is set for release on August 19th via Domino.