Kaiser Chiefs will make a triumphant return to the Eden Sessions in 2013 following their sell-out show here in 2008. This time, as well as headlining, they will hand-pick special guests and exciting emerging artists to play across the Eden site alongside other non-musical surprises: see details of the bands below.
The Kaiser Chiefs’ live shows are legendary, and in 2012 they went on their biggest UK tour to date, with appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals and T in the Park, and performed at the Coachella Festival in California.
The Leeds lads are stalwarts of the indie rock scene, and their songs such as Ruby, I Predict a Riot, Oh My God and Never Miss a Beat have become an integral part of the modern British soundtrack.
All four of the Kaisers’ studio albums have reached the top ten, and their 2005
debut Employment has sold two million copies.
Imagine hearing the Kaisers’ anthem blasting out in front of Eden’s Biomes!
Classic tune, classic video: watch the mini city build around the band members.
Bizarre street gangs reminiscent of A Clockwork Orange and The Warriors terrorise tower blocks in this video.
New wave duo Tom Tom Club are husband and wife Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, formerly of Talking Heads.The band formed in 1981 and are famous for tracks such as Genius of Love and Wordy Rappinghood. Last year they released the Downtown Rockers EP – their first studio record for twelve years – to critical acclaim. Downtown Rockers features Tom Tom Club's characteristic upbeat fusion of electro and funk and was recorded following an extensive US and European tour.
LA alt-rock duo Deap Vally, also known as guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Troy and drummer Julie Edwards, formed after meeting at a needlework class.The band garnered critical acclaim with their bluesy debut single Gonna Make My Own Money last summer and followed it up with the similarly rambunctious End of the World and Lies. Their raw, pared-down sound has drawn comparisons with the White Stripes and The Black Keys. Their debut album is due to be released later this year.
This Exeter band are set to follow up their hardcore punk debut This is The Computers with the soul-tinged Love Triangles Hate Squares, (release date 29 April).
Also on the Main Stage: