Almost two decades in the game, armed with an extensive back-catalogue of stadium belters and record-breaking success, Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album sees the Leeds band return with a fresh and bold new sound.
The new album’s ten tracks feature a range of moods and influences, from a Nile Rodgers co-written single, ‘Feeling Alright,’ to a horn-packed throwback number, ‘Job Centre Shuffle.’
Ricky Wilson, the band’s lead vocalist, said of the collaboration with Rodgers, “On the first day with Nile Rogers, he said ‘what have you got?’ We searched through some jams we had and this was a song that stood out to him. The band loved playing it round and round, and it must be fun to play but we never really knew where it would find a home. Nile turned out to be the best estate agent and found it a home almost immediately. He also brought in Amir, who turned out to be our housemate for the entire record. A good place to start!”
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The announcement follows a string of successful previous releases and a massive UK arena tour last year.
After the success of their previous UK arena tour, the band will hit the road again in April 2024, featuring two special London shows at Troxy and Flippers Roller Boogie Palace on 20th and 21st April. GEt your tickets here.
Kaiser Chiefs 2024 UK Headline Tour
Thu 11th Torquay, International Riviera Centre
Fri 12th Eastbourne, Winter Gardens
Sat 13th Margate, Dreamland
Tue 16th Stockton, Globe
Wed 17th Wolverhampton, Civic
Fri 19th Blackpool, Empress Ballroom
Sat 20th London, Troxy
Sun 21st London, Flippers Roller Boogie Palace
The Easy Eighth – Track Listing
- Feeling Alright
- Beautiful Girl
- How To Dance
- The Job Centre Shuffle
- Burning In Flames
- Reasons To Stay Alive
- Sentimental Love Songs
- Noel Groove
- The Lads
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