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Tuesday 28 May 2019

Kaiser Chiefs’ Frontman Ricky Wilson Tells Of A Band Back On Track With Forthcoming Seventh Album

Recently, Ricky Wilson was travelling on the London Underground when he pressed play on a finished mix of the new Kaiser Chiefs soon-to-be anthem, People Know How To Love One Another. 
Credit Edward Cooke

"Shit man, we've done it," the frontman thought to himself. He's still taken by that feeling of triumph, that the band have reclaimed the creative swagger that underpins their best work. 

"It's undeniably fantastic and undeniably Kaiser Chiefs," says Wilson, exhilarated by the restorative energy at the heart of the quintet"s forthcoming new record Duck. 

"What this album is about is regaining trust in the fact I enjoy what I do. At some point, I'd forgotten that was a big part of it." 
Fifteen years into a career that has had a few bumps in the road, Wilson says:

"It"s more exciting than it's ever been. Every time there's a big obstacle, it just gets blown away in the wind like a dandelion. We're still selling out arenas but under the radar. We can make albums forever." 

Duck finds one of the band connecting the dots, these songs harking back to the everyday explorations and poignant observations of their breakthrough early albums. 

"We wanted to do something that had a Kaiser Chiefs DNA but still try and do something different," says Simon Rix (bass)

"The intention was to make a really Kaiser Chiefs-y record but we've managed to do something that doesn't sound like anything we've done before. It has the right spirit."

Their seventh album will be preceded by Record Collection, the first piece of new music taken from the album.

Record Collection captures the uplifting melodies of the new album. 

"It came quickly," says Wilson of its creation. 

"It's a vibe. It's about the internet and frustration with the internet, about how it rules our lives, but we don't really understand what it is and how we just click accept." 

Kaiser Chiefs' new album 'Duck' is released on July 26th 2019. To pre-order CLICK HERE. First single'Record Collection' is out now CLICK HERE to listen/purchase.

by: Mike Cobley


Credit Adam Harvey @ I Shoot Bands

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Credit Gus Coral

Photographs of The Rolling Stones had been gathering dust beneath photographer Gus Coral's bed for sixty years. 

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There Will Be No Intermission is Sussex-bound Amanda Palmer's first solo album in more than six years, as well as being her most powerful and personal collection to date, with songs that tackle the big questions: life, death, grief and how we make sense with it all.

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To mark twenty years of The Sopranos, three of the biggest characters from the seminal hit show will visit the Brighton Centre, for an up close and personal 'In Conversation' style show.

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Ralph Pelleymounter's new album, Dead Debutante's Ball, was recorded over ten long days during Britain's hottest summer in decades, and so named “because it's a good title for someone releasing a solo album so late in their career.”
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As part of Heritage Open Day on later this month, newly acquired photographs of David Bowie performing at Brighton Dome will go on display in the venue for the first time.

“This is an album for anyone who's ever turned to music in a time of crisis, whether personal or political. It's about the solace one can get from listening to music or playing music when everything else has gone wrong. It's about finding kernels of hope and renewal in dire situations.”

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