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the AU interview: Nick "Peanut" Baines of Kaiser Chiefs (Leeds) on the new chapter of the band in album number five!

There as a period of time where my housemate and I would drive around the city blasting Kaiser Chiefs tunes loudly, venting aggression and anger towards various uni assignments/people through "Every Day I Love You Less and Less", "The Angry Mob", "Oh My God" and...well you get the gist of it. So when Peanut Baines opens up to me about the band's new album Education, Education, Education & War, a wry smile crosses my face when he mentions that intrinsic aggressive element which exists in the British band's infectious sound.

Album News Weekly: 12 December 2013

In This Issue: It's a MASSIVE week of announcements this time around. British bands Bombay Bicycle Club and Kaiser Chiefs both have albums coming out next year, and Aussie favourites John Butler Trio will also release an album early 2014. Elsewhere, we have African icon Angelique Kidjo, American folksters Band Of Horses, metalcore kings I Killed The Prom Queen and tons more from overseas. At home, Melbourne band Kissing Booth are making their first splash with their debut EP just having been released. Read on...

Single Stream: Kaiser Chiefs "Misery Company" (2013)

Kaiser Chiefs have released a brand new track from their upcoming album Education, Education, Education & War, due for release in March 2014. 'Misery Company' was produced by Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter) at The Maze Studio in Atlanta and mixed by Michael Brauer (My Morning Jacket, Coldplay).

Live Review: Kaiser Chiefs + Deep Sea Arcade - The Hi-Fi, Sydney (15.05.12)

Kaiser Chiefs are responsible for some of the most lauded Britpop anthems of the past few years, dating all the way back to 2007 and their critically acclaimed debut Employment. So when the ever-growing Groovin’ the Moo festival rope the popular UK band into headlining their biggest line-up yet, you can be sure you can be sure excitement spread quickly.

Album Release News Weekly: Friday 30 March 2012


Another jam packed week full of big acts. This week we have on the bill Maroon 5, Sia, Van She, The Tallest Man On Earth and Train to start off with. There's everything from re-releases to best of albums for the last week of March and things aren't slowing down for April either, next week will be another huge week for new album announcements.

A SXSW Retrospective: The AU Crew’s 12 SXSW Highlights of 2012.

Just before we all headed off to Austin for the 2012 SXSW Festival, we told you our 12 picks for the festival. Well some of them we saw (and were impressed by), others we missed, and of course at the other end of the spectrum there were plenty of surprises. Here now are our 12 festival highlights, 3 from each AU member who was there:

Kaiser Chiefs announce headline tour

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To coincide with their headline sets at the Groovin' The Moo festival, those five classy lads from Leeds the Kaiser Chiefs will be playing a run of exclusive headline shows across Australia and New Zealand.

Kaiser Chiefs, Adrian Lux, Digitalism and more announced for the 2012 Groovin' The Moo.

And so here we have it. Another day, another festival announcement. But there are few we get quite as excited about as Groovin' The Moo. Touring five region cities every May, the festival is a unique way to connect with festival goers outside of the capital cities, while creating a lineup and atmosphere that competes with all the majors - all for under $100 (not including booking fee)!

Kaiser Chiefs + Papa Vs Pretty + Stonefield - Palace Theatre (05.08.11)

The Kaiser Chiefs packed out a sweaty Palace Theatre for their Splendour In The Grass sideshow, and just as they do every time they step onto a stage, they proved why they are regarded as one the most energetic and fun acts going about today.