On Tuesday 15th November, Plymouth Pavilions was treated to some of the most iconic sounds of the noughties, with Kaiser Chiefs and The Fratellis descending on Britain’s Ocean City for one night only.
It is remarkable to be in the room for two of the most iconic British crowd pleasers of all time, with both the Fratellis’ “Chelsea Dagger”, and Kaiser Chiefs’ “Ruby” doing exactly what was expected.
The challenge for artists of this stature is creating a set that flows around these tracks. The Fratellis did this brilliantly, playing their cover of Baccarra’s “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” early on to get the crowd moving. This energy flowed perfectly through to the end of their set.
Kaiser Chiefs had a longer set, and the crowd was definitely quieter for some of the lesser known/newer songs, but this wouldn’t stop Ricky Wilson providing a real show in line with his legendary stage presence. There wasn’t a spot on stage (or above it) that wasn’t covered at some point during the night.
Supporting on the night were The Sherlocks, an indie rock band hailing from Barnsley.
Words + photography by Alex Daniel