Jeez, that Marcus Collins cover of 7 nation army? Surely the worst thing created since chemical warfare? Anyway, on tour our friend Pearl was taking pictures of Kaiser Chiefs and we asked her on stage on the last gig in Plymouth…here are the results!
Hey, last night we played Leeds and it was pretty rad. saw, mega amounts of people come to us, is nice to come back from playing to lots of people on other bands’ gigs to lots of people on our own. hooray!
If there is anything I have learnt this week it is that Plymouth is a long way from Leeds, but it’s a pretty good place to play a gig. Anyway, Birmingham welcomed us early on Friday evening but it didn’t stop the hordes from making their way in which was great. Someone had deposited a fairly frightening pornographic magazine in our dressing room toilet and much hilarity followed with our crew cutting out their favourite shots from “40 and over” and sneaking it into the band’s bags, coat pockets, or putting it on a wall and drawing Vijay’s face on it. Don’t ask what the beard was…
I forgot to mention we got to see this awesome keyboard in Derby!
That blew our tiny minds for a long time. Plymouth Pavilions on Saturday was enormous…Look!!!
And the crowd was incredible! Additionally the other support band All the Young dedicated a song to us to say goodbye, what lovely chaps. We have had such a great response on this tour it’s been quite humbling. We sold 900 tour cds and vinyls which was pretty nuts, and we’ve been treated really well by all the crew, bands and venue staff. We even got Champagne from Kaiser Chiefs on the last date…
So to say we’re charmed is an understatement. I’m pretty sure we’ll return to all the places we’ve been fairly soon, most likely this year. So thanks to everyone who has come, we’ve got our own bit of touring starting this week which is proper good and what not…
Club Smith - Lee, Sam, Vijay, Neil
Kaiser Chiefs - Peanut, Ricky, Simon, Nick, Whitey