Inspired by Brit icons -- from the Kinks and the Jam to Oasis and Blur -- the Kaiser Chiefs' mod vibe and post-punk hooks quickly grabbed the attention of postmillennial listeners searching for a new brand of old rock. The lads from Leeds took their name from the South African football club Kaizer Chiefs, in honor of former player Lucas Radebe, who also captained the Leeds United team. Although their bopping rockers "Oh My God" and "I Predict a Riot" first released in 2004, their mainstream success came after the re-issues of these singles in 2005, helping bring their critically-praised debut album, Employment, to the masses. The buzz in the U.K. soon spread and the quintet became popular among hipsters digging the newest crop of Brit bands like Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand and the Futureheads. The Chiefs became known for their energetic performances, opening the 2005 Philadelphia Live 8 concert and appearing at numerous U.K. festivals, earning them a 2006 Brit Award for Best British Live Act. In early 2007, they released Yours Truly, Angry Mob, with lead single "Ruby" reaching No. 1 on the U.K. charts.
Kaiser Chiefs Concert Films
Live at 9:30 Club
Runtime: 1 hr 13 minKaiser Chiefs are a four piece from Leeds in the UK. In 2004 they exploded out of the radio with their first single "Oh My God". Here they perform at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, on March 9, 2012.
Kaiser Chiefs Top Tracks
Live from the Vic in Chicago
Cage The Elephant
Runtime: 1 hr 15 minBowling Green, Kentucky-borne indie rock ensemble Cage the Elephant (Jared Champion, Lincoln Parish, Daniel Tichenor, Matt Shultz and Brad Shultz) toplines this 2011 concert film, performed and shot live at the Old Vic in Chicago. The sprawling set list includes: "Psycho Killer," "Tiny Little Robots," "Lotus," "Around My Head" and "Japanese Buffalo."
In Session: 2008
Runtime: 12 minSnow Patrol performs live at the intimate In Session in 2008. The Session, features performances of Take Back The City,” The Shutters, Chasing Cars.” The Session concludes with an interview with Snow Patrol.
Live at The Metro Theatre
Runtime: 1 hr 15 minJet is a rock band from Melbourne, Australia composed of Cameron Muncey, Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester. Here they perform at The Metro Theatre, in Sydney, Australia, on December 18th, 2009.
Live at The Metro Theatre
Runtime: 1 hr 22 minThe Hives are a Swedish rock band that first garnered attention in the early 2000s as a prominent group of the garage rock revival. Their mainstream success came with the release of the album Veni Vidi Vicious, featuring their most well-known song "Hate to Say I Told You So". Here they perform at The Metro Theatre, in Sydney, Australia, on January 5, 2009.
Live at Rockwood Music Hall
Two Door Cinema Club
Runtime: 13 minTwo Door Cinema club exhibit the same knack for chance that propelled them to the stage in the very beginning, experimenting ever so slightly by trimming the intense rhythms, dashing tempos, and inventive flourishes of "Undercover Martyn", "Cigarettes In The Theatre", and "Something Good Can Work" down into acoustic roots. The result is a set of songs that places emphasis on the melodies, harmonies, and story lines that drive at the heart of what this trio does. Call it another chance that, to no one's surprise, pays off in the form of this candid Guest Apartment style session with Two Door Cinema Club.
Runtime: 1 hr 1 minBerlin Live presents some of the world’s most talented musicians, as they perform in front of an intimate audience at an exotic club in Berlin. Featuring concerts from contemporary to classic, each show offers a diverse mix of music to audiences all over the world. Featuring : Stereophonics.
Live at the O2
Runtime: 1 hr 48 minFilmed in high definition at London’s renowned O2 Arena on December 15th, 2011. The show came on the back of the band’s No.1 album “Velociraptor!” and the setlist combines tracks from that album with hits and classic album tracks from across their career so far. The concert was part of a sold out arena tour that covered the UK and Ireland at the end of last year. Kasabian are the recipients of numerous awards for “Best Live Band” and “Best British Band” in recent years and this new show with its spectacular and innovative staging will be a must have for their huge and dedicated fanbase.
Live at Enmore Theatre
Runtime: 1 hr 2 minThe Wombats are an indie band from Liverpool, England. They comprise two native Liverpudlians; front man Matthew Murphy, provider of vocals, guitar and keyboards, drummer and b-vocalist Dan Haggis and bass and additional vocalist and Tord Øverland-Knudsen, a Norwegian who has made his home in the city. The band is known for their lively stage presence and their stuffed wombat mascot cherub.
Live At V Festival 2009
Runtime: 1 hr 23 minThe Killers are seen as one of the biggest rock bands of the 21st century, and the most successful rock band to ever emerge from the state of Nevada, having sold an estimated 22 million records worldwide. They have also achieved worldwide success as a live band, performing in over 50 countries and on six continents, headlining venues such as Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium. The band’s live performance at the V Festival in 2009 is a must-see for all music appreciators.