Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons are back with their first new The Chemical Brothers song in two years. Opening with a rat-a-tat marching drum beat, "No Reason" bursts open with an infectious, funky bassline and "Wooo!" hook, before detouring into a terrific acid house midsection. The song takes its name from a sample of "Courts or Wars," a 1979 single from Second Layer who were led by Adrian Borland (The Sound).
Tom and Ed say "No Reason" is the first taste of a new album, details TBA. Check out the video, which leans into the marching band element, below.
The Chemical Brothers have a few West Coast live dates surrounding their appearance at Coachella 2023, with an official Sideshow in Santa Barbara and a headline show in Seattle. Otherwise, they'll be on the UK/EU festival circuit this summer. All dates are listed below.
CHEMICAL BROTHERS - 2023 LIVE DATES
Sat 25th Estéreo Picnic, Bogotá, Colombia
Fri 14th Coachella, Indio, USA
Sun 16th Santa Barbara Bowl, Santa Barbara, USA
Tue 18th WAMU Theater, Seattle, USA
Fri 21st Coachella, Indio, USA
Sat 20th Mallorca Live Festival, Mallorca, Spain
Fri 2nd NorthSide, Aarhus, Denmark
Fri 9th Best Kept Secret, Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
Sat 17th Isle of Wight Festival, UK
Wed 21st Musgrave Park Cork, Ireland
Thu 29th Provinssirock Festival, Seinäjoki, Finland
Thu 6th Bilbao BBK Live, Bilbao, Spain
Sat 8th AMA Music Festival, Romano D‘Ezzelino, Italy
Fri 21th Electric Castle, Cluj, Romania
Sun 23th Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca, Italy
Fri 4th Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire, UK
Sat 12th FEST Festival, Chorzów, Poland
Fri 18th Cabaret Vert, Charleville-Mézières, France
Sat 26th Rock En Seine, Saint-Cloud, France
Sat 9th The Bay Series, Cardiff, UK