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Kaiser Chiefs New Album

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20 AUGUST 2008 - So, a mere eighteen months since the release of their second album 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob', which saw Leeds' Kaiser Chiefs have the best selling UK rock album of last year, they are set to unleash their third long-player. The album entitled 'Off With Their Heads' is slated to hit the streets on October 11th and will see them release it on Liberator Music (part of The Mushroom Group) in Australia and New Zealand.

Kicking of with the somewhat incongruous 'Spanish Metal' before launching into 'Never Miss A Beat' - the first track lifted from the album, road tested since the band's UK tour last winter is now complete with backing vocals from Lily Allen and New York Pony Club... it sees the band add to their ever bulging bag of hit singles.

'Like It Too Much' replete with lush orchestral arrangements from Bond & Bjork maestro David Arnold is a rousing classic Kaisers number which sits comfortably alongside the likes of album highlights 'You Want History' and 'Good Days Bad Days'; the latter underpinned by keyboard arrangements conjuring up New York disco morphed into Talking Heads-like brilliance, whilst in its wake creeps up the Kaiserdelic 'Tomato In The Rain', heralded by its hammond organ and great lyrics.

'Half The Truth' more than nods to the likes of XTC and comes with a contribution from UK grime artist Sway, meanwhile friend and musical ally Lily contributes backing vocals to 'Always Happens Like That' before the psychedelic bent continues when drummer Nick Hodgson resumes vocal duties on album closer 'Remember You're A Girl', sounding like a long lost John Lennon track from the mid-70's.

'Off With Their Heads' could/ should be described as being the first 'proper' Kaiser Chiefs' album with a solid base on which is constructed a series of tracks which come together as an altogether less frenetic and more cohesive piece of work than previous outings and is almost certainly the better for it

'Off With Their Heads' produced by Mark Ronson and Eliot James at RAK and Eastcote Studios in London in the Spring of 2008 and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, LCD Soundsystem, Run DMC) at Soundtrack Studios, New York has its home at Liberator Music for Australia and New Zealand and will be readily available on CD, Ltd Edition Vinyl and digital formats on 11th October 2008. Kaiser Chiefs release the album's first single 'Never Miss A Beat' on October 4th.

On confirmation of the deal Michael Gudinski said "This is THE album of 2008 that you need to listen tothe first single "Never Miss A Beat" is a youth anthem. The pairing of Ronson with the Kaiser Chiefs is inspired.

"There is no doubt that Kaiser Chiefs have already developed a loyal fan base in Australia and New Zealand but their new album "Off With Their Heads" is going to take them to the major league.

"We're thrilled that the Kaiser Chiefs have signed to Liberator. They are the most important International signing the label has made since its inception and together we're going to take both the band and the label to new heights in Australia and New Zealand."

The full track listing for 'Off With Their Heads'...

1. Spanish Metal 2. Never Miss A Beat 3. Like It Too Much 4. You Want History 5. Can't Say What I Mean 6. Good Days Bad Days 7. Tomato In The Rain 8. Half The Truth 9. Always Happens Like That 10. Addicted To Drugs 11. Remember You're A Girl

"...like that greyhound in a race I've a rabbit to catch..."

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