Kaiser Chiefs have released their sixth album ‘Stay Together’. Stream it now beneath.
It’s their first LP since 2013 and features collaborations with MNEK and One Direction songwriter Wayne Hector.
Frontman Ricky Wilson has said of the band’s new album: “When we finished writing the last record we realised that the most important thing to everyone is what’s going on in their lives. Their ‘personal politics’ and that’s what this album is about.”
“If ‘Education, Education, Education & War’ was our protest album, then ‘Stay Together’ is our relationship album. Brian [Higgins] brought a very different approach to song writing and recording, it was a steep learning curve but together we tried out new ideas and sounds and ended up with a new and fresh sounding Kaiser Chiefs album. Like no Kaiser Chiefs record you have heard before.”
Speaking to NME recently, Wilson said: “The music world has changed. Ten years ago, we’d have been against co-writing with other musicians. It was: ‘We’re a band, it’s about what the five of us can create behind closed doors.’ But that’s a daft way to approach it. Why, for the sake of ego, would you not make a song as good as it can possibly be?”
“You want modern technology,” Wilson added of the band’s new sound. “You don’t want to just be dinosaurs with guitars.”
Kaiser Chiefs play the following live dates next year:
Llandudno, Venue Cymru Arena (February 22, 2017)
Bournemouth, International Centre (February 24)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (February 25)
Plymouth, Pavilions (February 27)
Brighton, Brighton Centre (February 28)
London, The O2 (March 1)
Manchester, Manchester Arena (March 3)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (March 4)