Kaiser Chiefs: 'We're A Singles Band'

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has admitted that he and his bandmates are now "a singles band."

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Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has admitted that he and his bandmates are now "a singles band." "Souvenir: The Singles 2004 2012" features 16 tracks in all, including two brand new tracks "Listen To Your Head" and "On The Run." The collection also includes material from across the band's four studio albums and features hit singles "Oh My God," "Ruby," "I Predict A Riot" and "Modern Way." It was released on Monday (June 4). Speaking to NME about the compilation, Wilson said that he thought it was fitting that the band compile all their hits in this manner as people think of them as "a singles band." He said of this: "People like to refer to us as a singles band and I guess we are a singles band. It's not something we set out to do. We wanted to make albums, but people don't think of us that way. Albums these days seem to adverts for singles with some tracks to bulk them out. It used to be the other way round." The singer also said he had been partly motivated to put out "Souvenir" as he believed a lot of younger fans could get into the Kaiser Chiefs through a "Best Of" compilation. He said of this: "I got into bands through 'Best Ofs'. That's how I got into The Smiths, The Kinks, The Small Faces. They're great to have in the car too, that's what I always listen to when I drive." Read the entire article at Nme.com.

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    Anthony1991
    Groundbreaking? It's indie for gods sake. I actually liked all of the second album aside from Highroyds.
    vppark2
    well if u guys made some groundbreaking material then maybe we wouldnt think of u guys as just a "singles" band.
    vppark2
    Anthony1991 wrote: Groundbreaking? It's indie for gods sake. I actually liked all of the second album aside from Highroyds.
    which is the reason why i cannot stand most indie music. do u see any other indie artists like Jack White or Cage the Elephant? those r the types of indie i like. not the dull, boring, typical garage rock type sound, with pitchy-like vocals type bands. just want a more original sound.
    musicisascience
    Oh, please. No band should let the fans define who they are.
    "People like to refer to us as a singles band and I guess we are a singles band. It's not something we set out to do. We wanted to make albums, but people don't think of us that way."
    That's BS. They need to be their own band. They could be so much more if they didn't let people hold them back like this. Kaiser Chiefs make great singles AND fantastic albums! They should keep doing whatever the heck they want and ignore all this, "The singles are better" crap. The real fans will follow.