Kaiser Chiefs

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: indie indie rock seen live britpop rock alternative british alternative rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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Biography

The inspiration for this Leeds, England-based outfit’s unusual name came from soccer player Lucas Radebe, who before joining Leeds United played for the leading South African team Kaiser Chiefs. Andrew White (England; guitar), Ricky Wilson (b. Charles Richard Wilson, 17 January 1975, Keighley, West Yorkshire, England; vocals), Nick Baines (keyboards), Nick Hodgson (b. Nicholas Hodgson, 20 October 1977, England; drums) and Simon Rix (b. James Simon Rix, 18 October 1977, England; bass) formed the band in early 2003, having originally played garage rock under the Parva moniker. Their energetic brand of post-millennial guitar rock, which would have been branded ‘indie’ in previous decades, quickly found favour on the local gig circuit. The quintet issued their debut, the XTC -soundalike ‘Oh My God’, before they had even signed a proper recording contract, teaming up with the Drowned In Sound website in May 2004 for a limited edition release. A...

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