Kaiser Chiefs' DVD premiere
The sedate seaside town of Southwold in the winter is not the likeliest place you would predict a riot. But the arrival of chart-topping Leeds five-piece the Kaiser Chiefs on Wednesday for the world premiere of their new DVD will be anything but quiet.
The sedate seaside town of Southwold in the winter is not the likeliest place you would predict a riot.
But the arrival of chart-topping Leeds five-piece the Kaiser Chiefs on Wednesday for the world premiere of their new DVD will be anything but quiet.
The band, who have received international acclaim for their debut album Employment, which includes the hits I Predict a Riot, Oh My God and Every Day I Love You Less and Less, have produced a 90-minute documentary about their lives and music career entitled Enjoyment.
But rather than taking the film to the bright lights of Leicester Square or their hometown of Leeds for its debut screening, the band have plumped for the 64-seater art- deco Electric Picture Palace in the centre of Southwold.
The move comes after some of the stars of the film from the Halesworth-based Circle '67 drama group suggested the location.
The film, due to be released by Polydor on Monday, November 28, will be shown privately in two viewings to a select audience including members of Circle '67.
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One of the stars of the film, Chris Collins, said: “Without giving too much away, we played the Kaiser Chiefs in their senior years. It was a lot of fun but we didn't get to meet the band.
“It was quite bizarre to start with because most of the people involved with the production had never heard of them.
“But a lot of us are parents and teachers so we have earned a lot of street cred by having a connection with the Kaiser Chiefs.
“I have the album now,” he added. “It's not bad.”
A spokeswoman for Polydor said: “Southwold was chosen for the screening of the DVD mainly because the band liked the little cinema and its quaint atmosphere.
“The Electric Picture Palace has an organ which rises from below the floor which the organist is hoping to play I Predict a Riot on.”
She added: “The film has only just been completed, we haven't even got a copy here yet.”
For an exclusive review of the DVD, read Thursday's EDP.