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Kaiser Architekt is an international Espionage Pop-Rock band. 1960s fashion and cold war intrigue meets fun feel-good pop-rock. Check out the samples below!
Pilgrim IIAs a child, in the years before the Celtic Tiger, I had a curiously solitary existence, spending much of my time amid the industrial decay of Dublin city centre. The city has always been seen as being something of an outlier. It was always too big and too urban to be considered fully Irish. Despite its cosmopolitan nature however, Dublin could only be a product of Ireland’s unique history, and the language and traditional music of the rural ceilí and seisiúin, are never far from the surface of city life. After all, the city that spawned The Dubliners, is also home to Thin Lizzy and U2. And so, the jigs and reels weave in and out of the five scenes of “Pilgrim II”, the innocent daydreams of childhood, accompanying the songs of the “Pilgrim” EP. Kaiser
This time it’s personal…
In the Summer of 2018 both my parents died of terminal cancer, after thankfully short illnesses. We buried my mother on my dad’s birthday. He said it was a blessing and a sign that things were ok, her way of calling him home. He died 7 weeks later. Once she was gone, there was nothing here for him. Life without her, didn’t seem to make much sense. They had been together 50 years and for both of them, that relationship was their first. Theirs was a relationship of opposites. A strangely perfect mix of traits and quirks. My mother was, and still remains for me, an enigma, but my father was an open book. He was the musician, the poet, the academic, the theologian, the eccentric. These songs are their stories, and by extension, mine. They are my pilgrimage, my search for answers and understanding in the process of grieving. They are a move away from the fantasy espionage world of Kaiser Architekt's previous work, to go back to the band's Irish roots, so the music and the stories both have that unmistakable feel. They are a celebration of love and loss, a wake for the departed. Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.
Spies like me
Our debut album. 11 missions from the world of Cold War espionage and 60’s fashion. From a time when things were simple; the good guys were good, the bad guys were bad, and the hero always got the girl. It’s ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E’, ‘Mission Impossible’ and ‘Our Man Flint’. It’s old-school espionage; Morse code, dead drops, numbers stations, covert ops and spies in trench coats, sharp suits and trilbies. It’s fun and it’s sexy. The 11 songs on “Spies Like Me” tell the story of the Kaiser and his crew, and the search for the beautiful and elusive “Doctor 11”. Available to stream on all major platforms. Signed CDs are available from the band through this website.
About Kaiser Architekt
Kaiser Architekt are a new, 5-piece band.
In the TV world of the 60s and 70s things were simple; the good guys were good, the bad guys were bad, and the hero always got the girl. It’s “The man from UNCLE”, “Our man Flint” and “Get Smart”, it’s old-school espionage; Morse code, dead drops, numbers stations, covert ops and spies in trench coats, sharp suits and trilbies. It’s fun and it’s sexy. This is the world of Kaiser Architekt, a new Espionage-Pop-Rock band.