Today, totally unannounced, the Kaiser Chiefs unveiled both the audio and an official music video for their new single Little Shocks. Little Shocks is a very interesting comeback single considering it is a lot darker than their previous material.
6 years ago they were considered as the biggest band in the UK, their debut album Employment sold 1m copies, they won 3 Brit awards and got a nomination for the Mercury music prize. Times change though, and their last studio album Off With Their Heads was a relative failure, with the second single not even featuring in the UK top 100.
Little Shocks is expected to feature on the band’s as yet untitled fourth album, which they have spent the last year recording. It’s hard to gauge from this track whether it will be a success or not, but I’m looking forward to seeing the results.