RIOT SQUAD

Plus Ricky Wilson has some lovely things to say about Keane...

KAISER CHIEFS scored another victory in their world conquest at BENICASSIM today (August 6).

Having flown in from Germany and with another gig in Barcelona tomorrow, it was a whistlestop visit for the Leeds popsters, but it didn’t stop them delighting fans with a hit-packed set.

Relaxing after the show, singer Ricky Wilson told NME.COM: “We put in a lot of effort and it was alright. But the thing is we’re totally spaced out. We haven’t had chance to enjoy ourselves for the last 48 hours. We left London at four in the morning, went to Germany for a gig in Stuttgart, left there at four in the morning today, travelled for about ten hours, got here, went onstage, got offstage and here we are.”

NME.COM caught up with Ricky as he was enjoying Keane’s main stage set, a band he was quick to defend. “They get a lot of shit off everybody, but the thing I like about Keane is that they write songs for people. Maybe the ‘cooler’ people might think they’re are shit, but they’ve sold an awful lot of records to an awful lot of people who love them. And whether you like them or not, that kind of connection is admirable. And I’ll watch them and enjoy them on that kind of level; it’s meant for your average Joe.”

Their own set on the Escenario Fiberfib.com stage, which saw Ricky climb the lighting rig, consisted of:

’Na Na Na Na Naa’

’Saturday Night’

’Everyday I Love You Less And Less’

’Born To Be A Dancer’

’Hard Times Send Me’

’I Predict A Riot’

’Caroline Yes’

’Time Honoured Tradition’

’Modern Way’

’Oh My God’

’Take My Temperature’