The Kaiser Chiefs, minus lead songwriter Nick Hodgson, are set to release new material in the spring of next year.
A new album ‘Education, Education, Education & War’ has been given a 31st March 2014 release date and contains 10 new tracks. Fans of the band will be familiar with both ‘Coming Home’ and ‘Misery Company’ though, as these were given airings at the Lollapaolloza Festival in South America, London’s Hyde Park and during their homecoming show at Leeds Arena in September.
‘Education, Education, Education & War’ was produced by Ben H. Allen III, recorded at The Maze Studio in Atlanta and mixed at Electric Lady Studios in New York. The album will have come as a surprise to many as there had been rumors of a split. Lead singer Ricky Wilson has certainly been working on other projects including a War of the Worlds show and as a judge on the BBC1 show ‘The Voice’.
However, a series of live shows have also been lined up in Manchester and the London Scala to promote the release before the band visit the warmer climates of Madrid, New York, Mexico City and Los Angeles.