Just over 12 months back I spoke to the Kaiser Chiefs Simon Rix on the eve of the release of their last album, Duck. We talked more music than about his beloved Leeds United, but this time round there was a lot more to reflect on – and to celebrate.
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New music from Biffy Clyro, Disclosure, Fontaines DC, Akon, John Legend, Angel Olsen and post punk veterans The Psychedelic Furs, amongst many others.
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