Kaiser Chiefs

Named after Leeds United footballer Lucas Radebe's former South African club, Kaiser Chiefs quickly charmed the indie scene with high-energy live shows and catchy singles. 'I Predict a Riot' was soon blasted at every UK festival in the summer of 2005 as 'Everyday I Love You Less and Less' hijacked the radio playlists with its quirky lyrics and bouncy sound and 'Oh My God' made it to number six in the UK Singles Chart. Their 2005 debut album 'Employment' became the UK's fourth biggest selling album of the year, earning a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize and helping them to win three BRIT Awards - Best British Group, Best British Live Act and Best British Rock Act. A triumphant homecoming show at Leeds Festival was followed by chart-topping single 'Ruby' along with the band's first UK number one album 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob' (2007). After substantial touring of predominantly UK stadiums and arenas throughout 2008 and 2009, the band announced a short hiatus with the promise of new material in 2011. They lived up to their word as they released 20 tracks on their website, allowing fans to create their own album of ten chosen tracks. They later officially released the album, with twelve of the previewed tracks, under the title 'Start the Revolution Without Me' (2012). In 2013 front man Ricky Wilson replaced The Script's Danny O'Donoghue as a judge on 'The Voice UK', alongside Tom Jones, will.i.am and Kylie Minogue. This new platform gave the band extra exposure as Ricky performed some of the band's new material on the live shows. They released 'Education, Education, Education & War' in 2014, the first album to feature new drummer Vijay Mistry after the departure of founding member Nick Hodgson. Their sixth album, 'Stay Together', was released in 2016 and marked a new direction for Kaiser Chiefs with more songs about love and relationships in stark contrast to their previously politically-themed albums. 2019 saw the release of seventh studio album 'Duck', following a UK tour at the beginning of the year. The album includes the single 'Record Collection'.

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