So we got to catch the Kasier Chiefs last night at the Forum,
Fox Studios *ahem* The Entertainment Quarter. This was the second time I've seen The Chiefs in concert, the first being at The Metro. The forum is a slicker venue, and louder, and I have to say, I kind of prefer it.
Support was provided by The Cops (warning, link goes to MySpace), who were pretty damn good - tight, energetic and well constructed. Some readers may know them from their "Call Me Anytime' track. They'll be at The Great Escape, and I'll probably mosey on by and check them out.
The Kaiser Chiefs themselves arrived shortly later than their 9.15 expected start, and were straight in, putting on the show we expected. tracks from the new album 'Yours Truly Angry Mob' were interpersed with familar singalongs from the first album. Lead singer Ricky has a serious showman complex, and last time we saw them, he managed to crowd-surf from the front of the Metro to the bar at the very back of the venue. This time the theatrics were slightly less subdued, but he did get out onto the barriers at one point. Closing out with a final encore, "Oh My God", The Chiefs once again managed to impress in fine style. Highlights: "Heat Dies Down", "Oh My God", "I Predict A Riot". Gig rating: 3.5 stars.
No doubt Chris will be putting up a review at Sydney Music Guide, check there for more details.
posted @ Thursday, March 22, 2007 11:01 AM