Almost two decades in the game, and armed with an extensive back-catalogue of stadium belters, and record-breaking success, Kaiser Chiefs triumphantly return with their brand new single How 2 Dance, the first taste from their forthcoming new album.
Produced by Amir Amor, How 2 Dance is classic Kaiser Chiefs – no one does rock ‘n pop with as much swagger.
“We really wanted to make a song that put together all the things we were trying to get right over the last three records,” Ricky Wilson says of this intoxicating new track.
“For the first time in a long time we have teamed up with the two guys who originally signed us to B Unique. They’ve watched us grow, seen our ups and downs, and in many ways understand us better than we do.”
Having previously charted in multiple triple j Hottest 100 countdowns and playing an iconic Like-A-Version cover of Mark Ronson & Business Intl. ‘Record Collection’ (2011), Kaiser Chiefs have also played some of the best festivals on offer including Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festival.
Now the UK juggernauts return with How 2 Dance, our first taste of new music from the band since 2019’s Duck. Where Duck straddled the tide between Northern-Soul euphoria and early ‘00s antithesis, 2022 sees Kaiser Chiefs stepping into a renewed spotlight; a hook-heightened universe in which Ricky Wilson, Andrew “Whitey” White (guitar), Simon Rix (bass), Keyboardist Peanut and Vijay Mistry on drums, come together to once again create what they craft best; breakthrough belters for the world’s dancefloor.
How 2 Dance is a euphoric masterclass leaning into the Kaiser Chiefs’ collaborative spirit and sees the band calling in Rudimental’s Amir Amor.
With the same platinum standard intuition that fans have repeatedly fallen in love with over the years, ‘How 2 Dance’ is a timeless slice of alt-pop perfection which calls upon all the experiences the band have had thus far.
“I hope to hear it at weddings, on the radio, and in the last remaining indie discos across the land,” Ricky concludes.
“It’s about letting go, not worrying about what other people think you should be doing. It may not be the smoothest of journeys, but sometimes you need a bit of turbulence to remind you that you are flying.”