Chiefs chuffed to be back in fold

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THOSE maverick music men 65daysofstatic, pictured above – recently tied up with giving their soundtrack for the cult sci-fi film Silent Running a much demanded full release – are temporarily losing one of their number to a side project.

AHEAD of two of their career biggest shows at Kirkstall Abbey those Leeds scamps The Kaiser Chiefs, above, today announce a UK tour that will return them to Sheffield.

They’ve just released arguably their most disappointing album in The Future Is Medieval but it seems the fan-driven record which called on followers to choose the contents from a batch of previews has re-stoked their popularity.

Last here selling out Sheffield Arena, the band took a mix of influences from Bowie to Pink Floyd and new wave for the latest addition to a six million-selling story which includes Brit Award and Ivor Norvello wins.

Tickets for their O2 Academy début on February 13 are on sale from today.

New label launch gets itself Bard

TWO days before the Club60 label outs its first record – namely Singles Club No1 – the bands involved are to soundtrack a launch at a reopened Sheffield venue.

Refurbished in time for Tramlines, Shakespeare’s – fka The Shakespeare – hosts the launch on Saturday, September 3.

“It’s been a long journey,” says Club60. “Creating such a wonderfully sounding, double 7’’ vinyl recording has been a big learning curve and we thank those of you who have been waiting patiently for its arrival.”

The launch gig features a main stage filled by obLONG, Black Cat White Cat, pictured above, Michael Eden and The Don Genes with the acoustic stage outside encountering Jody Wildgoose and Unsung National Heroes.

One of the 65 goes off-piste

THOSE maverick music men 65daysofstatic, pictured above – recently tied up with giving their soundtrack for the cult sci-fi film Silent Running a much demanded full release – are temporarily losing one of their number to a side project.

Paul Wolinski – “a quarter of our hive mind” – has made a record all by himself which they say “sounds a bit like a quarter of 65daysofstatic really, but also a bit different”. A mix of synths, pianos, noise and 1980s sci-fi film influences, it’s called Labyrinths and is released by their label Monotreme.

Recording of the band’s Silent Running score, meanwhile, was completed at 2fly Studios last week and is being mastered and pressed on to “nice, heavy vinyl” with an autumn release date in mind.