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Watch Dave Grohl Yell At The Kaiser Chiefs In Their Tour Video Skit

Right before the encore during Kaiser Chiefs’ recent run of arena shows, the band has been playing a video where Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl verbally berates them in their dressing room to get them pumped up. The clip was shot when the band toured with the Foo Fighters last month in South America, a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2015 - 6:36 pm

Optimus Alive! 2011 In Photos

Optimus Alive! went down in Passeio Marítimo de Alges in Portugal over the weekend. Headliners included Coldplay and Jane’s Addiction. The riverside fest had a nice mix of nostalgia (Stooges, Blondie) and fresh electronic sounds (James Blake, Duck Sauce) too, but while Primal Scream got to play Screamadelica front to back, the Pretty Reckless didn’t… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 11, 2011 - 1:52 pm

Glastonbury 2011 In Photos & Video

Beyoncé doesn’t normally play festivals, but by all accounts she killed it at Worth Farm last night. After her Glasto headline performance the star told BBC she was so nervous playing for 175,000 people she sent Chris Martin her setlist to approve in advance. Of course between solo hits, Destiny’s Child favorites, and a medley… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 27, 2011 - 11:31 am

Reading & Leeds Festivals 2009 In Photos

This past weekend, bill-sharing fellows Reading and Leeds were tasked with distracting a nation still reeling from the death of its Oasis. Their secret weapons were unannounced sets by Them Crooked Vultures, the tweet-happy supergroup of Dave Grohl, John Paul Jones, and Josh Homme who introduced his band as “Michael Jackson” because he’s so talentedMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 31, 2009 - 12:40 am

Stream The New Kaiser Chiefs

The Brits’ third album Off With Their Heads features vocal assistance from Lily Allen and New Young Pony Club. Mark Ronson co-produced. And now you can listen to it over at LastFM. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 13, 2008 - 11:26 am

New Kaiser Chiefs (Feat. Lily Allen) – “Always Happens Like That”

Last week Amrit let you know that the Kaiser Chiefs, who taught us to never miss a beat, were playing “Spanish Metal,” but not of the Haemorrhage sort. This week they play with Lily Allen on the bouncy “Always Happen Like That,” another tune from the Mark Ronson-produced Off With Their Heads. Her participation i… More »

By: brandon / October 6, 2008 - 9:39 am

Kaiser Chiefs Play “Spanish Metal,” Cover MGMT

Last video around Ricky Wilson’s guys did expensive things like hiring actors and renting face masks, so it’s only logical that they’ve pulled the purse strings a little tighter for the next sample of their new, Mark Ronson co-produced album. The groovier, cowbell-clanging “Spanish Metal” (so called for the modal lead guitar line and use… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 1, 2008 - 11:02 am

New Kaiser Chiefs Video – “Never Miss A Beat”

In “Never Miss A Beat” we’re we’re told “it’s cool to know nothing.” Except how to coordinate your outfits for properly dividing into flashy masked and mimed gangs. The video for the Kaiser Chiefs’ Mark Ronson-produced anthem finds the youths of today dressed like birds, box heads, and even Steve Erkel, scaring the local constable,… More »

By: brandon / September 5, 2008 - 1:55 pm

New Kaiser Chiefs – “Never Miss A Beat”

Mark Ronson is very serious about his love for Kaiser Chiefs. He memorialized this by commissioning Lily Allen to sing a cover of KC’s “Oh My God” for his Versions record. Now he’s one-upped himself by taking a production credit on the band’s forthcoming, third album. “Never Miss A Beat” has been popping up o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 29, 2008 - 10:46 am

Various Artists – Radio 1 Established 1967

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By: Stereogum / October 2, 2007 - 2:51 pm

New Mark Ronson (Feat. Lily Allen) Video – “Oh My God”

The clip tease we saw last week didn’t paint the whole picture; consider this Who Framed Mark Ronson?, with an animated Lil as Jessica Rabbit and live-action Ronson as Bob Hoskins (who in turn is in with Jamie T). More LDN in-referencing fun: patrons include “Stop Me” man Daniel Merriweather and tune donors Kaiser Chiefs. More »

By: Stereogum / June 21, 2007 - 11:34 am

New Kaiser Chiefs Video – “Ruby”

Kaiser Chiefs are huge! There’s a scene building up right around them! Well that’s the cockiest way to view the new desert-set vid from the Leeds quintet. But then again, there’s nothing cocky about them. Watch all the (urban) developments here.

Yours Truly, Angry Mob is schedule for US release on 3/27. More »

By: Stereogum / January 22, 2007 - 8:40 am

New Kaiser Chiefs – “Ruby”

In prep for their “NME Presents The Kaiser Chiefs” spring US tour, singer Ricky Wilson told the rag:I can’t think of many indie bands that have tried to take over the world…except us, so its just common sense to hook up with NME for a US Tour to launch Kaiser Chiefs? new crusade on America.Sure,… More »

By: Stereogum / January 11, 2007 - 9:54 am

I Predict A “Where Are They Now” Special In 5 Years

The largely unknown Bristish band The Kaiser Chiefs finally divulge their ages in The Guardian:Until recently, they were coy about their ages (guitarist Andrew “Whitey” White is 30, drummer Nick Hodgson 28, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist Nick “Peanut” Baines and singer Ricky Wilson all 27). “A&R men see human ages as dog years,” Wilson explains. More »

By: jed / September 23, 2005 - 12:40 pm

Mercury Music Prize Shortlist

Nominees and odds of winning according to bookies at William Hill:
Kaiser Chiefs ‘Employment’ – 4/1
Coldplay ‘X&Y’ – 6/1
Bloc Party ‘Silent Alarm’ – 6/1
KT Tunstall ‘Eye To The Telescope’ – 6/1
The Magic Numbers ‘The Magic Numbers’ – 8/1
Hard-Fi ‘Stars On CCTV’ – 8/1
Antony And The Johnsons ‘I Am A… More »

By: Stereogum / July 19, 2005 - 11:16 am

A Little Britain

Stream NME’s “CoolList” here.

1. Goldie Lookin’ Chain “21 Ounces”
2. Kaiser Chiefs “I Predict A Riot”
3. The Futureheads “First Day”
4. The Rakes “Strasbourg”
5. Nine Black Alps “Cosmopolitan”
6. Bloc Party “Helicopter”
7. The Dears “Lost In The Plot”
8. The Concretes “Chico”
9. Babyshambles “Babyshambles”
10. Selfish Cunt “I Love… More »

By: Stereogum / December 12, 2004 - 7:55 pm