Kaiser Chiefs - Electric Ballroom, London
Indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs made a long-awaited return to the capital to support their ground-breaking download experiment The Future is Medieval, which was released on 3rd of June. Tonight support came from Spector whose indie rock/post punk sound got the crowd going with their quirky but catchy tunes.
The venue was full of by the time Spector’s set was finished, and the headliners were due on stage at 9pm. With the music dimming down, a blinding white light begun flashing on the stage behind the drum kit, and from the shadows appeared the Kaiser Chiefs with Ricky Wilson leading the way.
They jumped straight into ‘Everyday I Love You Less and Less’ from their first album Employment with Wilson energetically jumping around the stage, obviously keen to back in the public eye. The atmosphere in the Ballroom was quite something with everyone apparently enjoying the setlist.
Half way through the set the band played ‘Ruby’ which received a huge reaction. The fans tonight were formed of all ages, from young to much older, and it was the older fans giving the youngsters a run for their money! The band ended the night with a bang, finishing with their first ever single, ‘Oh My God’ which probably had the biggest response of the night.
Setlist: Everyday I Love You Less and Less / Little Shocks / Never Miss A Beat / Modern Way / Long Way From Celebrating / Man on Mars / Ruby / Starts with Nothing / I Predict A Riot / Kinda Girl You Are / Take My Temperature / The Angry Mob / Child of the Jago / Dead of In Serious Trouble / Oh My God