- 04 Dec 19
Somebody's Child are making a bee line to stardom with the announcement that they'll play Dublin's 3Arena in support of Kaiser Chiefs.
Today Kaiser Chiefs announced that rising Irish stars Somebody's Child will be supporting them for their 3Arena gig on 23 February 2020. Previously, the band announced Razorlight as special guests for the night.
Recently, Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson was travelling on the London Underground when he pressed play on a finished mix of their new song, 'People Know How To Love One Another'. “Shit man, we’ve done it,” the frontman thought to himself.
“It’s undeniably fantastic and undeniably Kaiser Chiefs,” says Wilson, reinvigorated by the quintet’s new record. “What this album is about is regaining trust in the fact I enjoy what I do. At some point, I’d forgotten that was a big part of it.”
Fifteen years into a career that, barring a few bumps in the road, has followed a constant upward trajectory, Wilson, Andrew “Whitey” White (guitar), Simon Rix (bass), Peanut (keyboards) and Vijay Mistry (drums) hit new creative peaks on their seventh record. “It’s more exciting than it’s ever been,” says Wilson. “Every time there’s a big obstacle, it just gets blown away in the wind like a dandelion. We’re still selling out arenas but under the radar. We can make albums forever.”
Hot Press's Stephen Keegan had a similar idea about the band's latest album. "Duck offers a fresh collection of choruses to keep the arenas happy," he wrote.
“We wanted to do something that had a Kaiser Chiefs DNA but still try and do something different,” says Rix. “The intention was to make a really Kaiser Chiefs-y record but we’ve managed to do something that doesn’t sound like anything we’ve done before. It has the right spirit.”
The grand themes of the songs cover the full range, including love, hope, loss, fatherhood and nostalgia. “We all have difficulties relationship-wise, family-wise, bereavements, and it’s all in there,” says Wilson. “It’s absolutely beautiful.”
Tickets for the gig are available now here.