Hot Chip will release their sixth album

Hot Chip will release their sixth album and second for Domino, Why Make Sense?, on 18th May 2015. Recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph, Why Make Sense? is the band’s follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed In Our Heads. Watch the accompanying video for the Why Make Sense? album opener, Huarache Lights, based around a light installation by artist Robert Bell and filmed in one take by Andy Knowles below. Why Make Sense? will be available on all standard formats as well as a Special Edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus Separate EP with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows: 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

Sam Smith caught in between the “worst hate sandwich in pop.’

Music execs were apparently worried Sam Smith would be caught in between the “worst hate sandwich in pop.’ The British singer stormed the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, walking away with four awards and cementing his status as one of the world’s biggest music stars. Many of his A-list friends were on hand on show their support, including alleged feuding pop stars Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. At an after show party it was Katy who was on hand to help Sam Smith celebrate his mammoth evening, with Taylor said to be noticeably absent. ‘Katy hugged and toasted Sam’s success with pals. They stayed together for about 45 minutes. Katy seemed delighted with his wins and kept hugging him,” a source divulged to New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l. ‘Taylor was expected at the bash but ducked away. Execs worried that Sam could get caught in the worst hate sandwich in pop.’ Katy’s on-off boyfriend John Mayer recently brought Taylor, who he also previously dated, up in an interview, saying the blonde star would be avoiding him at the Grammys. This apparently added even more fuel to the spat, with Taylor reportedly feeling bullied. However Sam isn’t letting his friends’ feud […]