By CHRISTINA MELOCIK
Originally inspired by new wave and ’70s punk, this Leeds band is back from a three-year hiatus with a darker, more guitar-heavy sound on its latest North American-only release, Start The Revolution Without Me.
“Every Day I Love You Less and Less” was the Kaiser Chiefs‘ first track on its 2005 debut album, Employment.
“Little Shocks” is the first single off the Kaiser Chiefs’ latest album, Start The Revolution Without Me. It was also released on the UK-only album, The Future is Medieval, which was initially sold online in a promotion allowing fans to customize the album’s track list and album cover.
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:
Once charged with reviving the Britpop genre, the band now looks forward to taking part in the supposed reemerging interest in guitar music, with tunes reminiscent of Bowie, Pink Floyd and The Who. Concert-goers who prefer the Chiefs’ bouncier and more cheerful songs have no need to worry though. The band’s absence from the stage has left its members reinvigorated and eager to continue playing the hits that garnered them massive popularity in the UK as well as impressive titles from both the Brit Awards and the NME Awards. Indie and alternative rock fans, as well as fans of popular video games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, will already be familiar with the tunes “Ruby,” “I Predict a Riot” and “Never Miss a Beat.”
IF YOU CAN:
The Kaiser Chiefs has just finished up their UK tour, and is embarking on its most extensive North American tour yet. Beginning in Boston, and ending with Coachella, the band will be playing a total of 14 shows in the US, Canada, and Mexico. US stops also include New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, and Chicago.