On June 21st, Hot Chip will release their dynamic new album A Bath Full Of Ecstasy; a fresh, invigorating and essential new chapter in the band's career, it finds the band working with external producers for the first time, Philippe Zdar and Rodaidh McDonald.

Following their incredible performance at All Points East festival last week, the band have shared a second song from their forthcoming record, “Melody of Love”.

The album’s opening track, “Melody of Love” began life as a 12-minute instrumental track featuring a sample from the gospel group The Mighty Clouds of Joy. Under the eye of McDonald, the group turned it into a bombastic explosion of Technicolor pop. The song is about the importance of the transformative, non-verbal moment – ecstasy as personal happiness, but also of transcendence, of being outside oneself.

A Bath Full Of Ecstasy finds lead vocalist Alexis Taylor stepping out of his comfort zone with his lyricism; though rooted in first person, here his storytelling becomes more bodily, and more open to new ideas. The record is a celebration of joy but recognises the struggle it can take to get to that point of happiness. You can hear the pleasure Hot Chip had in creating this album and they want to pass on that feeling to the listener. It is time to get lost in A Bath Full Of Ecstasy.

After a summer of festivals, Hot Chip will head out on their biggest tour yet in autumn, with new shows confirmed including London’s Alexandra Palace. Additionally, the band have announced instores in Kingston and London – details below.

Upcoming live dates
1st June – Heartland festival, Egeskov Castle, Denmark
8th June – Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland
14-16th June – Maifeld Derby festival, Mannheim, Germany
20th June – Banquet Records @ Pryzm, Kingston Info
21st June – Hot Chip Megamix @ XOYO, London Info
28-30th June – Glastonbury festival, Somerset
4th July – Vida Festival, Catalonia Spain
5th July – Pointu Festival, Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
11th July – NOS Alive festival, Lisbon, Portugal
11-13th July – Bilbao Live festival, Bilbao, Spain
19-21st July – Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield
19-21st July – Biarritz en été festival, Biarritz, France
26th July – Les Nuits Secrètes festival, Aulnoye-Aimeries, France
2-4th August – All Together Now festival, Waterford, Ireland
4th August – Playground of Sound festival, Glasgow
16th August – La Route du Rock festival, St Malo, France
16-18th August – Pukkelpop festival, Hasselt, Belgium
30th August – Into The Great Wide Open Festival, Vlieland, Netherlands
3rd Sept - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
4th Sept - Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn NY
7th Sept - 9:30 Club, Washington DC
8th Sept - Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA
9th Sept – Royale, Boston MA
10th Sept – MTELUS, Montreal QC
12th Sept - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON
13th Sept - Riviera Theatre, Chicago IL
14th Sept - First Avenue, Minneapolis MN
17th Sept - Vogue Theatre, Vancouver BC
18th Sept - The Showbox, Seattle WA
19th Sept - The Showbox, Seattle WA
20th Sept - Roseland Theater, Portland OR
24th Sept - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA
25th Sept - Fox Theater, Oakland CA
27th Sept - Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA
16th Oct – Limelight, Belfast
17th Oct – Olympia, Dublin
18th Oct - O2 Institute 1, Birmingham
21st Oct - O2 Academy, Bristol
22nd Oct - Rock City, Nottingham
24th Oct – LCR, Norwich
26th Oct – Alexandra Palace, London – Tickets on general sale 31st May 9am BST www.gigsandtours.com
30th Nov – Alcatraz, Milan
2nd Dec – Melkweg, Amsterdam
3rd Dec – Columbiahalle, Berlin
4th Dec - den Atelier, Luxembourg
5th Dec - Les Docks, Lausanne
7th Dec - Elysée Montmartre, Paris – Sold out
8th Dec - Elysée Montmartre, Paris
11th Dec – Docks, Hamburg
14th Dec – Vasateatern, Stockholm
15th Dec – Rockefeller, Oslo