Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs



Kaiser Chiefs are an English indie rock[1][2] band from Leeds who formed in 2000 as Parva, releasing one studio album, 22, in 2003, before renaming and establishing themselves in their current name that same year. Since their formation the band consists of lead vocalist Ricky Wilson, guitarist Andrew "Whitey" White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist and occasional drummer Nick "Peanut" Baines and since 2013 drummer Vijay Mistry, who replaced founding drummer Nick Hodgson who left the band in late 2012.[3]

Primarily inspired by new wave and punk rock music of the late 1970s and 1980s, the band have released six original studio albums: Employment (2005), Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007), Off with Their Heads (2008), The Future Is Medieval (2011), Education, Education, Education & War (2014) and Stay Together (2016), one EP: Lap of Honour (2005), one compilation album: Souvenir: The Singles 2004–2012 (2012) and numerous singles, including the number one hit song "Ruby".

Their album Employment enjoyed critical and commercial success with over three million copies sold.[4] It has won the band three Brit Awards, including the award for Best British Group,[5] a NME award for Best Album,[6] and was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize.[7][8]

Their UK hit singles include 2004 and 2005 number 9 hit "I Predict a Riot", 2007 UK number 1 hit "Ruby", which has sold over 461,000 copies,[9] from their platinum album "Yours Truly, Angry Mob" plus a further two Top 20 singles in 2007 with "The Angry Mob" and "Everything Is Average Nowadays". In 2008, they had a UK number 5 hit with the post-punk revival track "Never Miss a Beat". In total, the band has sold over 1.1 million singles combined up to their 5th album.[9] Their latest top 40 single, "Coming Home" hit number 31 in 2014. Their album Education, Education, Education & War hit number one in the albums chart also in 2014.



Education, Education, Education & War
Education, Education, Education & War is the fifth studio album by English rock band Kaiser Chiefs, released on 31 March 2014 through Fiction Records, B-Unique Records, Caroline Records and ATO Records.
Yours Truly, Angry Mob
Yours Truly, Angry Mob is the second album by English rock band Kaiser Chiefs.
Oh My God
"Oh My God" is a song by the English indie rock band the Kaiser Chiefs.It was initially released as their debut single by the Drowned In Sound label on 17 May 2004, reaching #66 in the UK charts.
Employment is the debut studio album by English indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs, released in March 2005 on B-Unique Records.

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Music superstars Sting and Kaiser Chiefs open new music therapy centre
  –  March 21, 2018
The centre, at the former matron’s lodge at Newcastle’s Fleming Hospital, has been funded by the Graham Wylie Foundation and will be run by the UK’s leading music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins, to support children and young people from across the ...
Kaiser Chiefs reunited with Polydor
  –  March 16, 2018
Kaiser Chiefs have returned to their original label home at Polydor. The Leeds band released their first four albums with the Universal Music UK label. Red Light Management’s James Sandom posted news of the band’s reunion with Polydor on Facebook ...
Predict a riot as the Kaiser Chiefs drop a 3-song pack to Rocksmith players
  –  March 13, 2018
The Kaiser Chiefs are here and ready to bring three of their very best ... but are either a fan of the band or a fan in great music in general, then you’ll be pleased to hear that each individual track is also available for £2.39 each.
How old is Ricky Wilson, who is his girlfriend, are the Kaiser Chiefs still together and is he on Celebrity Great British Bake Off 2018?
  –  March 6, 2018
Parva released one album called 22 in 2003 which made little impact on the music scene. Ricky is the lead singer in popular UK band Kaiser Chiefs But they eventually burst on to the scene using a different name, Kaiser Chiefs, with their first album ...
Kaiser Chiefs to end weekend of ‘world class music’ at Norwich park
  –  February 2, 2018
The multiple Brit Award winners will top the bill at the new Sunday Sessions in Earlham Park. Held over the Spring bank holiday, it will conclude a weekend of music at the city park with Let’s Rock Norwich! being held the day before. The Leeds rockers ...


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