Kaiser Chiefs played Music Hall of Williamsburg last night with local openers Honduras. That Brooklyn band was performing hot on the heels of their latest EP, Morality Cuts. In fact, it seemed like more than their heels were heated as they played a great set of their increasingly visceral indie rock jams.
British pop pint-hoisters, Kaiser Chiefs, started with some new songs from their upcoming album, Education, Education, Education & War (March 31), along with some more recognizable singles. Great tunes no doubt, but at first their energy seemed a little lax compared to previous show memories. It took singer Ricky Wilson about halfway through the set to finally warm up to the crowd and start jumping all around and generally making a crazed show of it. Plus, how can the crowd not get excited when they play Oh My God, Every Day I Love You Less and Less, Ruby, etc, with those catchy choruses that make for great singalongs? At one point, Wilson brought up a fan from the front who said it was his birthday and danced with him onstage. Then near the end of their set, he jumped into the crowd and up onto the side balcony for Angry Mob. Sure, it would’ve been good to hear Na Na Na Na Na, but they certainly didn’t leave fans disappointed by the end!
Photos and words by Alix Piorun.