Leeds post-punkers Kaiser Chiefs are making a grand return in 2014. Singer Ricky Wilson has been named as a coach for the U.K. version of The Voice — joining will.i.am, Kylie Minogue, and Tom Jones — and his band will release their fifth album on April 1 via ATO Records. Dubbed Education, Education, Education & War, the 10-track set follows up 2011's build-an-album experiment The Future Is Medieval. Preview the angular clanger "Misery Company" above.
The English group's latest was written in London, Los Angeles, and Nashville, and recorded at The Maze in Atlanta with studio boss Ben H. Allen producing (Washed Out, Deerhunter, Animal Collective). Peruse the track list and Kaiser Chiefs forthcoming tour dates below.
Education, Education, Education & War track list:
1. "The Factory Gates"
2. "Coming Home"
3. "Misery Company"
4. "Ruffians on Parade"
5. "Meanwhile Up in Heaven"
6. "One More Last Song"
7. "My Life"
8. "Bows & Arrows"
Kaiser Chiefs tour dates:
February 11 - Manchester, U.K. @ Gorilla
February 13 - London, U.K. @ The Scala
February 14 - Madrid, Spain @ Sala Arena
February 15 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
February 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
February 21 - Guadalajara, Mexico @ Teatro Diana
February 22 - Mexico City, Mexico @ Plaza Condesa
February 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey