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Kaiser Chiefs

Specializing in a melodic blend of classic Brit-pop, post-punk, and new wave, Kaiser Chiefs' early blue-collar, pub-style take on indie rock managed to split the difference between timely and nostalgic. Comprising vocalist Ricky Wilson, guitarist Andrew White, bassist Simon Rix, keyboardist Nick Baines, and drummer Nick Hodgson, Kaiser Chiefs resurrected the mod spirit of the Jam in "I Predict a Riot," a supercharged class-of-1977 power pop single that quickly electrified the British press when it was released in 2004. The song was inspired by Wilson's days as a club DJ in Leeds, England, where the group was formed. The single and Kaiser Chiefs' pogo-inducing, boot-stomping live performances had them pegged as rising stars in the neo-new wave revolution with Franz Ferdinand, Dogs Die in Hot Cars, and the Futureheads.

When Kaiser Chiefs' first 7", "Oh My God," reached number 66 on the U.K. charts -- a startling achievement for an unsigned band -- doors opened for the group to share the stage with larger acts, consequently grabbing the attention of A&R scouts who wanted to sign them. "I Predict a Riot," on the other hand, reeled in U.S. modern rock radio programmers caught in a blooming new wave revival. Without an American label deal, Kaiser Chiefs (named after the South African football team) crash-landed on some of the biggest U.S. alternative stations with the "I Predict a Riot" import single in late 2004. That same year they recorded their debut album, Employment, for the U.K. label B-Unique. The album was released domestically in the U.S. in spring 2005.

The group's follow-up, Yours Truly, Angry Mob, arrived in the spring of 2007. The album featured one of their biggest hits, "Ruby." The next year, they expanded their lad-rock sound with Off with Their Heads. Featuring guest appearances by U.K. grime rapper Sway, composer David Arnold, production by Mark Ronson, and Lily Allen, who returned the love after her cover of Kaiser's "Oh My God" appeared on Ronson's covers project, Version.

For their next project, the band opted for an unconventional release method. U.K. fans who pre-ordered the album were able to choose ten of 23 songs for the track listing of their own personalized version of the album, as well as personalized artwork. For everyone else, the final version of The Future Is Medieval was released for mass consumption in the U.K. in 2011. In the United States, four of the tracks -- "Out of Focus," "Long Way from Celebrating," "Dead or in Serious Trouble," and "Coming Up for Air" -- were swapped out for "On the Run," "Cousin in the Bronx," "Problem Solved," and "Can't Mind My Own Business" for the renamed 2012 version, Start the Revolution Without Me.

That summer, following tours of the United Kingdom and North America, Kaiser Chiefs treated fans to Souvenir: The Singles 2004-2012, a definitive compilation of releases from a highly eventful eight-year period for the band. At the end of the year, Hodgson amicably parted ways with the band, his spot behind the kit filled in by Vijay Mistry. This was followed by the news that Ricky Wilson would be appearing in the touring stage show of Jeff Wayne's epic War of the Worlds in late 2012, playing the part of The Artillery Man, originally portrayed by David Essex.

The year 2014 saw the release of Education, Education, Education & War, the band's fifth studio album and first to feature new drummer Mistry. The Kaisers returned in the summer of 2016 with a brand new sound on the electronic dance-pop track "Parachute," the first single from their sixth album, Stay Together. Produced by Brian Higgins (Girls Aloud) and mixed by Serban Ghenea (Rihanna, Taylor Swift), Stay Together also included appearances by MNEK and One Direction songwriter Wayne Hector. ~ Michael Sutton & Neil Z. Yeung
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Education, Education, Education & War

1. The Factory Gates

2. Coming Home

3. Misery Company

4. Ruffians On Parade

5. Meanwhile Up In Heaven

6. One More Last Song

7. My Life

8. Bows & Arrows

9. Cannons

10. Roses

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Track List: Off With Their Heads

1. Spanish Metal

2. Never Miss A Beat

3. Like It Too Much

4. You Want History

5. Can't Say What I Mean

6. Good Days Bad Days

7. Tomato In The Rain

8. Half The Truth

9. Always Happens Like That

10. Addicted To Drugs

11. Remember You're A Girl

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Track List: Yours Truly, Angry Mob

1. Ruby

2. The Angry Mob

3. Heat Dies Down

4. Highroyds

5. Love's Not A Competition (But I'm Winning)

6. Thank You Very Much

7. I Can Do It Without You

8. My Kind Of Guy

9. Everything Is Average Nowadays

10. Learnt My Lesson Well

11. Try Your Best

12. Retirement

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Track List: Ruby

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Track List: Modern Way

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Track List: Employment

1. Everyday I Love You Less And Less

2. I Predict A Riot

3. Modern Way

4. Na Na Na Na Naa

5. You Can Have It All

6. Oh My God

7. Born To Be A Dancer

8. Saturday Night

9. What Did I Ever Give You?

10. Time Honoured Tradition

11. Caroline, Yes

12. Team Mate

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Track List: Oh My God - Deluxe Model

1. Oh My God

3. Born To Be a Dancer

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Track List: On The Run (Single)

1. On The Run

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I admit, I played Ruby too many times in Guitar Hero 3.
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I heard them play with the foo fighters when I was about 14 or so. They're great live. I remember during this song a guy in the crowd had shouted na na na you suck.
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What did you learn today? I learned nothing!
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Everyday I love you less and less!!
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Rubyyyyyy ruuubyy do do you 2x
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"Bobonnit" Says the idiot who has two stations, one smooth jazz.
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ON THE RUN
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They need more attention.
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Another stupid band that thinks singing oooooohhhh oooooohhhhh oooohhhh is music
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What did I ever give youuuuuuu?
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mistycara13
They are awesome! I would love to have seen them playing with Franz Ferdinand. That would have been an incredible concert!
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metman19_1
I heard them in London way back in 2007
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Totally just found a new band that can rock my socks off!
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I saw this band open for Foo Fighters, they rocked my Reefs.
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veggiedude1
oh my god is an amazing song
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Ruby is not their best song, listen to a whole album one of these days and make your own mind up without falling into what the radio wants you to think.
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korp3la
RUBY RUBY RUBY RUBY!!
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most. underrated. band. ever.
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MAN 05 THIS FAMOUS ROCK BAND IS OLD
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jowhite9
awesome tune!!!
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mattsstuff
hell yeah
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ruby you b**ch
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yankeemex
You know i haven't heard them on the radio anymore. What a shame
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Yo get some "Off With Their Heads" Album up on this s**t!
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tdawgui
Seriously digging these guys for the second time...
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yeah rite, i think he/she saw every concert and think that every concerts are sucks.
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Seriously, Fckin A is on every profile I've been on tonight complaining about something.
The Kaiser Chiefs are pretty awesome, and they deserve praise.
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they are awsome and u can turn there songs into rap, salsa, and even country. by the way salsa is not a food it is a dance that is very popular. there faces sorta remind me of the beatles a little. peace!
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oo i think im in LoVe :)
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A great British band of the new millenium, we want more of these!
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Saw the Kaiser Chiefs live at Anfield Stadium, before the Paul McCartney show in June '08. Great Energy! Very sound group....the Zutons, from Liverpool were also on the programme, the female saxaphonist is terrific!
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ljrudberg
Ruby owns on GH3!!! Yeah.
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I have yet to hear a Kaiser Chiefs song that isn't great.
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this song sounds like XTC..... got to love that

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