I saw Kaiser Chiefs when they played in Minneapolis, at a venue that is actually no longer around (at Trocadero on 21 Apr 2007). The Leeds band were a big deal back then, and I think if they were to play here again, they can probably sell out any venue of their choice. It's been five years, after all.
The Kaiser Chiefs announced their fifth album Education, Education, Education & War, which is coming out on April 1st, 2014 via ATO Records (March 31st for UK release).
The ten-track collection was written in London, Los Angeles and Nashville, recorded at The Maze Studio in Atlanta, Georgia and mixed at Electric Lady Studios by Michael Brauer (My Morning Jacket, Coldplay) with producer Ben H. Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter).
Of course, they are going on tour in support of the album, although at this very moment, only a handful of dates are announced:
02/13/14 London, UK @ The Scala
02/14/14 Madrid, Spain @ Sala Arena
02/15/14 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
02/19/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/21/14 Guadalajara, Mexico @ Teatro Diana
02/22/14 Mexico City, Mexico @ Plaza Condesa
02/25/14 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Bombay Bicycle Club just announced the release of their fourth album in five years, So Long, See You Tomorrow, coming out February 4, 2014 via Vagrant Records.
Of course, the band will be heading out on tour in support of the new album. We've seen BBC a few times, hopefully they'll be bringing Lucy Rose with them on tour:
02/10/14 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg
02/11/14 Copenhagen, Denmark Lille Vega
02/12/14 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Medis
02/13/14 Hamburg, Germany Uebel & Gefährlich
02/14/14 Paris, France Le Trabendo
02/16/14 Munich, Germany Backstage
02/17/14 Cologne, Germany Luxor
02/18/14 Berlin, Ger Fritzclub im Postbahnof
02/19/14 Zurich, Switzerland Mascotte
02/21/14 Barcelona, Spain Bikini
02/22/14 Madrid, Spain Club But
03/02/14 Leeds, UK O2 Academy Leeds
03/03/14 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow
03/04/14 Aberdeen, UK Music Hall
03/05/14 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy Newcastle
03/07/14 Nottingham, UK Rock City
03/08/14 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy Birmingham
03/09/14 Norwich, UK Univ. Of East Anglia LCR-Union
03/10/14 Portsmouth, UK Portsmouth Guildhall
03/12/14 Bristol, UK O2 Academy Bristol
03/13/14 London, UK O2 Academy Brixton
03/16/14 Cardiff, UK Great Hall
03/17/14 Exeter, UK Great Hall
03/18/14 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
03/20/14 Manchester, UK Albert Hall
03/21/14 Manchester, UK Albert Hall
London's Fanfarlo will be releasing Let's Go Extinct on February 11th, 2014 via Blue Horizon, the British blues label revived by legendary record industry veterans Seymour Stein and Richard Gotteher.
The album was recorded by the band and David Wrench in North Wales, and is a true successor to their debut album Reservoir.
- Life in the Sky
- Cell Song
- Myth of Myself (A Ruse to Exploit Our Weaknesses)
- A Distance
- We’re the Future
- Painting with Life
- Grey and Gold
- The Beginning and the End
- Let’s Go Extinct
Donovan has a new album Shadows of Blue, which was recently released on his own label.
The Scottish singer was also announced as the main headliner for the 2014 Fest For Beatles Fans show coming up in New York:
Saturday February 8th 10:30am - Midnight
Sunday February 9th 10:30am - Midnight
Tickets prices varies, you can see all the different tiers at thefest.com.
Apparently Donovan is more closely related to the Beatles than I ever knew, including being invited to their Abbey Road sessions and also involving with various drug busts with the Beatles! Personally, I discovered Donovan through Belle & Sebastian, who were often compared to Donovan's folksy style and lyrics.