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2014/03/14 11:47 AM



(at the promo day in Berlin, from left side: Manuel Schönfeld – Product Management/SPV, Martin Lanzerath – A&R/SPV, Cornelia Filipov – Musicism & Cinelove Communication, Nick “Peanut” Baines – Kaiser Chiefs, Katja Behrens – Print Promotion GER, Simon Rix – Kaiser Chiefs)

The Kaiser Chiefs have signed a record deal with SPV and will release their brand new studioalbum"Education, Education, Education & War” on March 31st, 2014. Written in London, Los Angeles and Nashville, this is the fifth studio album from the multiple Brit Award winners - featuring ten tracks.

Produced by Ben H. Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter) "Education, Education, Education & War" was recorded at The Maze Studio in Atlanta, Georgia and mixed at Electric Lady Studios by Michael Brauer (My Morning Jacket, Coldplay). The album will be available as CD, LP (incl. Bonus 7”), Mastered for iTunes Version and Standard Download.

Three brand new songs can be streamed here:http://goo.gl/rB6bWV

The video for "Coming Home" is available here: http://vevo.ly/Eqo8DH

Tracklisting "Education, Education, Education & War":

1. The Factory Gates
2. Coming Home
3. Misery Company
4. Ruffians On Parade
5. Meanwhile Up In Heaven
6. One More Last Song
7. My Life
8. Bows & Arrows
9. Cannons
10. Roses

The Kaiser Chiefs that emerged from near-collapse in 2012 appear regalvanaised, bolstered by the addition of a new drummer, Vijay Mistry [formerly of Club Smith] and inspired by a new sense of freedom and musical possibility. They are angry, yes, but they are also inspired and ambitious and hungry for success.

‘Hitting for the fences’ is probably the most accurate way to describe the songs on Education, Education. They are gimlet-eyed bruisers, spoiling for a fight; muscular, anthemic, proud. From the irresistible swell of Coming Home to the forlorn drift of Roses, via the relentless march of Cannons, they paint a compelling portrait of the modern age: factories, labour exchanges, battlefields, there is mud on boots, homesickness, love and loneliness. They are songs charged with musical experimentation and ambition, with wurlitzers, belly laughs, guitar solos, but that never lose their emotional connection, Wilson’s lyrics infused with rage, sorrow, a sense of loss.

But above all these are songs carried by the pluck and romance of hope. This is a band reformed and recharged, they say, a band that knows just what’s possible with faith and solidarity and a refusal to accept defeat. “You and me on the front line, you and me and every time,” runs Bows and Arrows, the album’s battle-cry, an anthem for both this band and these times. “We the people, created equal,” it storms. “We the people, created equal … And if that’s true then we’re not the only ones.”

09.04., Munich, Olympia Halle, Special Guest Sportfreunde Stiller, Germany
10.04., Nürnberg, ANV, Special Guest Sportfreunde Stiller, Germany
11.04., Berlin, Kesselhaus, Germany
13.04., Hannover, Capitol, Germany
15.04., Graz, Stadthalle, Special Guest Sportfreunde Stiller, Austria
16.04., Salzburg, Arena, Special Guest Sportfreunde Stiller, Austria
17.04., Wien, Stadthalle, Special Guest Sportfreunde Stiller, Austria
05.-08.06., Rock am Ring / Rock im Park, Germany

– Martin Lanzerath / SPV
Product Management – Manuel Schönfeld / SPV

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