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Kaiser Chiefs say their lyrics predicted the riots in the UK last month. At the V Festival speaking to NME.com , the lead guitarist Andrew White claimed that their lyrics foretold of the civil unrest around the country. “It’s funny, if you listen to our lyrics and give it a fucking chance, we did predict this. We sing about culture and the state of city centers and the state of society for five years,” White said.
The guitarist also states they are trying to save the music industry, “Music industry is dying, we all know is dying.” The band was just back from Australia when the riots were giving unforgettable memories. Singer Ricky Wilson stayed up watching the breathtaking news. “It was pretty shocking stuff. The next day we had a day off (so) we had a bit of a look round and cleaned up with brooms,” Wilson said.
He also explained that his band is trying to achieve something different and convince people that listening to their music is worthy enough. “Music is not a magic price.At least we are trying,” he said. Kaiser Chiefs announced an extensive UK tour for 2012.
The Leeds band will play 20 dates across the UK in January and February 2012. The tour will begin in Wales at Llandudno’s Cymru Arena on January 27. The concerts will end on February 23 at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo. They have also set two hometown gigs at Leeds’Kirstall Abeey on September 10 and 11.
Tickets went on sale on August 26. The band will also visits places such as Birmigham O2 Academy, Plymouth Pabilions, Sheffield O2 Academy, Newcastle O2 Academy, Grimsby Auditorium and Manchester Academy. More information about where they’re playing is available online.
The band revealed their new album “The Future Is Medieval” last June. This is their fourth album. At the beginning of the same month, they surprised their fans by allowing them to choose their own track listing from a selection of 20 songs. The physical and digital released last June 27.
“Due to the overwhelming success of this process, it’s created lots of chatter, and demand for an ‘official’ album. So it’s time to simplify things a bit, and release a CD and standard digital album of ‘The Future Is Medieval,’” the band said.
The official track listing for “The Future is Medieval” is:
‘Long Way From Celebrating’;
‘Starts With Nothing’;
‘Out Of Focus’;
‘Dead Or In Serious Trouble’;
‘When All Is Quiet’;
‘Kinda Girl You Are’;
‘Man On Mars’;
Child Of The Jago’;
‘Heard It Break’;
‘Coming Up For Air’
‘If You Will Have Me.’
The official CD and standard digital album will include “Kinda Girl You Are”, a track not included in the original mix bag of songs. “That one missed the website, simply because it wasn’t finished, we were recording and mixing right up until the week of release and ‘Kinda Girl You Are’ was the last through the gatepost,” the band said about the unique track.
Kaiser Chiefs also said they recorded this track with their favorite guru Mr. Ethan Johns and fans can find it on the CD version
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