Saturday, 4 June 2011

Kaiser Chiefs - Little Shocks

I'm sorry but this is utter cack.

Admittedly, I couldn't name you a single Kaiser Chiefs track that I do like.  But at least their previous singles were good for something - drunken students shouting in nightclubs.

With their latest material, the band are harking back to early '90s rock - there's a lot of Blur in this.  But it's just noise.  Out of tune singing.  Overly distorted guitars.  I think there's a chorus in there somewhere, but I couldn't be 100% sure.  It's nowhere near as cool as they think it is.

The only noise I can really hear when listening to this is the sound of my eardrums begging me to press stop.  It genuinely offends me.

The business model for their new album 'The Future is Medieval' is ingenious - head over to their website to create your own album, choosing ten out of a possible twenty tracks.  The only decent track though is Heard It Break (it's the heart at the bottom left on their website).  Why you'd want to choose ten tracks is beyond me.