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Hot Chip announce new album ‘Freakout/Release’ with single ‘Down’

The band will also play four shows at London's Brixton Academy later this year

By Will Richards

Hot Chip pose for a press photo
Hot Chip, 2022. (Photo: Matilda Hill-Jenkins)

Hot Chip have announced details of a new album called ‘Freakout/Release’ – listen to its first single, ‘Down’, below.

The band’s new record follows 2019’s ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’ and will land on August 17 via Domino. Following the release, the band will play four headline shows at London’s Brixton Academy from September 21-24.

The new album was made at the band’s new London studio, Relax & Enjoy. “By the time we were able to be back together, we were turning on a tap and having a lot of ideas being poured out quite quickly” frontman Alexis Taylor said in a statement.

Bandmate Joe Goddard added that the album came together “in a natural way, without too much discussion or a grand plan.” 

Watch the video for ‘Down’ and see the tracklist for ‘Freakout/Release’ below.

1.     ‘Down’
2.     ‘Eleanor’
3.     ‘Freakout/Release’
4.     ‘Broken’
5.     ‘Not Alone’

6.     ‘Hard To Be Funky’ feat. Lou Hayter
7.     ‘Time’
8.     ‘Miss The Bliss’
9.     ‘The Evil That Men Do’ feat. Cadence Weapon
10.  ‘Guilty’
11.  ‘Out Of My Depth’

See the band’s full touring schedule below, including the four Brixton Academy shows. Tickets for the London gigs go on sale on Friday (April 22) at 9am local time here.

19 – The Warfield, San Francisco
22– Humphrey’s Concerts, San Diego
23 – Coachella, Indio
24 – The Van Buren, Phoenix
26 – Mission Ballroom, Denver
27 – Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque
29 – House of Blues, Dallas
30 – Stubb’s Waller Amphitheater, Austin

2 – Brooklyn Bowl, Nashville
3 – Tabernacle, Atlanta
5 – The Orange Peel, Asheville
7 – Pulso GNP Festival, Mexico City
9 – House of Blues, Boston
10 – Avant Gardner, Brooklyn
11 – Brooklyn Bowl, Philadelphia
13 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh
14 – Radius, Chicago

3– Junction 1 Summer Series, Glasgow
5 – Forbidden Fruit, Dublin

8 – Cruilla, Barcelona
15 – Super Bock Super Rock, Lisbon
16 – Beat Herder, Clitheroe

6 – Wide Skies & Butterflies, Norfolk

2 – Cala Mijas Festival, Malaga
21 – o2 Academy Brixton, London
22 – o2 Academy Brixton, London
23 – o2 Academy Brixton, London
24 – o2 Academy Brixton, London

1 – Tempodrom, Berlin
2– Live Music Hall, Cologne
3 – AB Ballroom, Brussels
5 – Tivoli Ronda, Utrecht
8 – Olympia, Paris