Carolina Lins & Os Planatos Release 'I Predict A Riot' 7-inch via Tru Thoughts

Carolina Lins & Os Planatos Release 'I Predict A Riot' 7-inch via Tru Thoughts

Sitting amidst irresistible Brazilian classics on the soundtrack of Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football (released in cinemas summer 2018), Carolina Lins & Os Planatospresent their infectious Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) reworking of the Kaiser Chiefs' classic "I Predict A Riot" on 7" vinyl (out January 18).

Today, PopMatters premieres the video saying, "Warm brass and swaying beats add tropical flavor to the mix, elevating the tune from raucous to rapturous... The chaos is certainly palpable, but Carolina Lins and Os Planatos are anything but confused in this exuberant release. Instead, they soar, in full control as they shape the song from Britpop bop to compelling samba."

Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football tells the story of Carlos Henrique Raposo, known to all as Kaiser. In the 1980s and 1990s, Brazil were the most glamorous football team in the world; with the likes of Zico, Socrates, Romario and Ronaldo turning the team game into an art form. However, Brazil also had the greatest football player never to have played the game.

Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Kaiser grew up dreaming of escaping poverty to become a professional footballer. He lacked the talent to do so by conventional means, so he constructed an elaborate alternate reality that enabled him to join some of the most iconic clubs in the world. His scams and lies brought him so much notoriety that he was known as 'The King of Rio'.

"Kaiser's story is brash, colourful, lewd and energetic", explains film director Louis Myles. "He controlled a false narrative for so long in Rio de Janeiro that his story couldn't be anything else. Behind what is presented, is a challenge to search for the truth. Because as a conman, Kaiser is a brilliant liar. I still to this day could not tell you the absolute truth".

In reworking the track Myles teamed up with the film's composers Simon Elms and Colin Smith (The Shapeshifters) and the vocal stylings of Brazilian singer Caru Lins - coming together as Carolina Lins & Os Planatos. As football fans, the Kaiser Chiefs loved the story and had only one request: that this version was to sound like it was the 1980s original.

As the original track features a multitude of British colloquialisms and references to Leeds, Myles worked with a translator to shift the track from 2005 Leeds to 1980s Rio de Janeiro, translating it into Brazilian Portuguese. Whilst the chorus of the song refers to the Brazilian Portuguese way of saying "I Predict A Riot" ("Sinto Cheio de Confusãdo" or "I smell confusion"), the second verse of the track was rewritten to refer to a riot started by Kaiser...

Lacking any football skills, throughout his career Kaiser did everything he could to avoid going out onto the pitch; whether that was feigning injuries, extortion or simple lies. One of his greatest frauds came when he was playing for a small club called Bangu and was ordered onto the pitch by infamous crime boss and club owner Castor De Andrade. Unwilling to show his lack of talent and terrified his scam would be uncovered, Kaiser started a riot with the club's supporters and got himself sent off the pitch without ever touching the ball.

Appealing to those who are fans of Música Popular Brasileira, the Kaiser Chiefs and football alike, this track is a sweltering funky take on a British indie anthem, fizzling with as much mischief as Kaiser himself.

Artwork is an illustration of Carlos Henrique Raposo AKA Kaiser by Jo Myles.

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