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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. 
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"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




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