Almost two decades in the game and armed with an extensive back-catalogue of stadium belters, and record-breaking success, Kaiser Chiefs return with their brand new studio album, the aptly titled ‘Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album’, out 1st March 2024.
Produced by Amir Amor (Rudimental), ‘Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album’ sees the band return with a fresh and bold new sound. From the Nile Rodgers co-write of new single ‘Feeling Alright’, to the frantic ‘Beautiful Girl’, horn-laden Kaiser Chiefs throwback ‘Job Centre Shuffle’ and joyous punch in the gut that is ‘Jealousy’, these ten tracks are a true statement of intent from a band that continues to deliver the goods again and again.
The album announcement arrives off the back of roaring success with previous releases ‘Jealousy’ and ‘How 2 Dance’, as well as a big UK arena headline tour at the end of last year.
On the band’s new single, Ricky Wilson explains: “On the first day with Nile Rodgers, 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!”
Where 2019’s ‘Duck’ straddled the tide between Northern-Soul euphoria and early ‘00s antithesis, 2024 will see Kaiser Chiefs stepping into a renewed spotlight; a hook-heightened universe in which Ricky Wilson, Andrew “Whitey” White (guitar), Simon Rix (bass), keyboardist Peanut and Vijay Mistry on drums, come together to once again create what they craft best; breakthrough belters for the world’s dancefloor.
After the success of the band’s last UK arena tour, Kaiser Chiefs are changing things up and will return next year with a run of headline shows in April, including outdoor dates, as well as two special London shows at Troxy and Flippers Roller Boogie Palace (Apr 20th & 21st). They have also announced a concert in Sussex as part of the 8-date tour. They will be playing Eastbourne Winter Garden on Friday 12th April. They are not to be missed!
The band will play the following dates with tickets shortly available from HERE and tickets for the Eastbourne Winter Garden concert are also available on the De La Warr Pavilion website HERE as they have organised the concert!
April 2024 UK headline tour:
Thu 11th TORQUAY, International Riviera Centre
Fri 12th EASTBOURNE, Winter Garden
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
‘Kaiser Chiefs’ Easy Eighth Album’ tracklisting:
‘How 2 Dance’
‘The Job Centre Shuffle’
‘Burning In Flames’
‘Reasons To Stay Alive’
‘Sentimental Love Songs’