Kaiser Chiefs Play Terminal 5 Tomorrow NightMarch 7th, 2012
Although they formed in 1996, initially under the name Parva, Kaiser Chiefs first gained attention with the release of their debut full-length, Employment, in 2005, which leaned on New Wave and punk and perhaps even channeled some of the Jam. The five-piece from Leeds—Ricky Wilson (lead vocals and percussion), Nick Hodgson (drums and backing vocals), Andrew “Whitey” White (guitar), Simon Rix (bass) and Nick “Peanut” Baines (keys and percussion)—stayed busy over the next few years, putting out two more well-received albums, opening for the likes of Green Day and U2 and playing high-energy sets at festivals before deciding to take a break. Fortunately it wasn’t a permanent one. And now Kaiser Chiefs (above, doing “Ruby” for i-concerts.com) are back with a new disc, Start the Revolution Without Me, out yesterday. See them tomorrow night at Terminal 5.