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Event Archive - Kaiser Chiefs, The Walkmen, The Little Ones

Tue. April 24th 2007 The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors)
9pm doors at 8pm
Sold Out
Presented by: Live Nation, nme
on sale sat, 1/27 @ 10am

Kaiser Chiefs were one of the musical success stories of 2005. In a time where the British press was championing a different skinny boy guitar band, seemingly by the hour, Kaiser Chiefs swiftly and effortlessly breezed into first place. Chiefs were wholeheartedly welcomed by the North American media, who latched on to the feisty fun of debut single "I Predict A Riot" and reveled in the band's energetic live shows. Kaiser Chiefs made a lively entrance into North America, to daytime and late night talk shows. By the time the boys returned to Britain things had spiraled into bone fide Kaiser Mania and they found themselves the uncontested Band Of The Year.
Fast forward to 2007 already their new single "Ruby," has charted in the UK Top 10 Airplay after only 3 days of play and a new UK tour sold out in a mighty 3 minutes. Yours Truly, Angry Mob wields its musical might from the start in the shape of "Ruby" - an infectious single to rival anything the band have done before. "Angry Mob", a favourite from the band's European festival appearances last year is destined to be a universal fan favourite. Yours Truly, Angry Mob, as one band member has been heard to utter, "is an album full of big choruses and even bigger guitars". Maybe so. It is also the work of a band hitting their creative stride.
Praised as one the hardest working live bands going are New York via Washington DC’s The Walkmen. After breaking out in 2002 with the dynamic single “The Rat”, The Walkmen made not one but 2 critically acclaimed records in 2006. The first a Hundred Miles Off branched out into a new direction with the addition of a horn and string sections and the second was a song for song recreation of the legendary Nilsson/Lennon “lost weekend” record Pussycats.


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Kaiser Chiefs

Things could so easily have stayed the same. After more than 10 years, four albums, platinum record sales, a volley of top ten singles and 3 Brit Awards, it would have been simple for Kaiser Chiefs to sit back and coast a while, to enjoy the warm glow of being one of Britain's most cherished bands. But in late 2012 there came a change: the depa... more info

The Walkmen

The detachment you can feel throughout our younger records is gone. We felt like it was time to make a bigger, more generous statement.” When describing the new album, Heaven, the Walkmen lead singer Hamilton Leithauser portrays a band hitting maturity, comfortable in its mastery, after a decade together. Adds guitarist Paul Maroon, “when yo... more info
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