Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Song: Ruby
Artist: Kaiser Chiefs
Album: Yours Truly, Angry Mob

The Kaiser Chiefs exploded onto the scene in 2004 when the Leeds quintet’s first single “Oh My God” reached number 66 on the UK charts despite not being signed. This started the label bidding war and when their debut record, “Employment” was officially released in 2005, they shot up the charts and watched their breakthrough single “I Predict a Riot” go to number one. That song also managed to break big with alternative radio here in the states which lead to a U.S. release later in the year.

Their follow up, “Yours Truly, Angry Mob” will be released later this month and “Ruby” is the first single, which is currently commercially available. Like the tunes on “Employment,” “Angry Mob” is a collection of pub stompers with catchy riffs and drunken sing-a-long choruses. It’s more of the same but well done. Time will tell how this does, as other neo-new wave bands have had mixed results with their sophomore albums.


Video for Ruby

Video for their monster hit I Predict a Riot

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