The English indie rock band, Kaiser Chiefs, were formed in Leeds in 1997 and are named after the South African football team the Kaizer Chiefs. The band was made up of vocalist Ricky Wilson, guitarist Andrew “Whitey” White, bassist Simon Rix, drummer Nick Hodgson and keyboardist Nick Baines.
Their debut album, “Employment” was inspired by new wave and punk rock from the late 1970s. It achieved international success selling over 3 million copies internationally and it was also shortlisted for the Mercury Prize. Their next release, “Yours Truly, Angry Mob” was released in 2007 and went to No.1 in the UK and is also a platinum record. It yielded their first No.1 single, “Ruby” as well as “Everything Is Average Nowadays”, “The Angry Mob” and collector’s edition 7” only “Love’s Not A Competition (But I’m Winning)”. Their third and most recent album, “Off With Their Heads” went to No.2 in the UK charts and produced singles, “Never Miss a Beat” and “Good Days Bad Days”.
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