Kaiser Chiefs discography
The discography of Kaiser Chiefs, a British indie rock band, consists of six studio albums, one extended play, thirteen singles, one video album. Kaiser Chiefs were formed in 1997 in Leeds, England by classmates Nick Hodgson, Nick Baines and Simon Rix; the trio were joined by Andrew White and Ricky Wilson. The group's debut album Employment was released in March 2005. Influenced by the new wave and punk rock of the late 1970s, the record enjoyed success in the United Kingdom with sales of over 2 million; the album reached number three on the UK Albums Chart in 2005 it reclimbed the charts a year to reach number two and certified five times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. It produced four singles, was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize in 2005 and nominated for "Best British Album" at the 2006 BRIT Awards. In 2005, the band released Enjoyment, a video album composed of music videos, live performances and interviews; the band's second album, Yours Truly, Angry Mob, was released in February 2007.
It reached number one and was certified platinum in the UK, peaked at number forty-five in the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States. Yours Truly, Angry Mob produced four singles, two of which reached the top twenty on the UK Singles Chart. In April 2008, the album's lead single, "Ruby", was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for "Most Performed Title of 2007–2008". Kaiser Chiefs released their third album, Off with Their Heads, in October 2008, it reached number two in the UK, produced two singles. In 2014, Kaiser Chiefs released their 4th album, Education, Education & War. On 31 March 2014, it reached number 1 on the UK Albums Chart, marking their first number 1 since Yours Truly, Angry Mob; these songs have not appeared on a studio album released by Kaiser Chiefs. General Specific Official website Kaiser Chiefs at AllMusic
Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United States and United Kingdom in the 1970s. Used to describe independent record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced and was used interchangeably with alternative rock; as grunge and punk revival bands in the US and Britpop bands in the UK broke into the mainstream in the 1990s, it came to be used to identify those acts that retained an outsider and underground perspective. In the 2000s, as a result of changes in the music industry and the growing importance of the Internet, some indie rock acts began to enjoy commercial success, leading to questions about its meaningfulness as a term. Sometimes used interchangeably with "guitar pop rock", in the mid-1980s, the term "indie" began to be used to describe the music produced on punk and post-punk labels; some prominent indie rock record labels were founded during the 1980s. During the 1990s, grunge bands broke into the mainstream, the term "alternative" lost its original counter-cultural meaning.
The term "indie rock" became associated with the bands and genres that remained dedicated to their independent status. By the end of the 1990s, indie rock developed several subgenres and related styles, including lo-fi, noise pop, slowcore, post-rock, math rock. In the 2000s, changes in the music industry and in music technology enabled a new wave of indie rock bands to achieve mainstream success. In the early 2000s, a new group of bands that played a stripped-down, back-to-basics version of guitar rock emerged into the mainstream; the commercial breakthrough from these scenes was led by four bands: The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Hives and The Vines. Emo broke into mainstream culture in the early 2000s. By the end of the decade, the proliferation of indie bands was being referred to as "indie landfill"; the term indie rock, which comes from "independent," describes the small and low-budget labels on which it is released and the do-it-yourself attitude of the bands and artists involved. Although distribution deals are struck with major corporate companies, these labels and the bands they host have attempted to retain their autonomy, leaving them free to explore sounds and subjects of limited appeal to large, mainstream audiences.
The influences and styles of the artists have been diverse, including punk, post-punk and country. The terms "alternative rock" and "indie rock" were used interchangeably in the 1980s, but after many alternative bands followed Nirvana into the mainstream in the early 1990s, "indie rock" began to be used to describe those bands, working in a variety of styles, that did not pursue or achieve commercial success. Aesthetically speaking, indie rock is characterized as having a careful balance of pop accessibility with noise, experimentation with pop music formulae, sensitive lyrics masked by ironic posturing, a concern with "authenticity," and the depiction of a simple guy or girl. Allmusic identifies indie rock as including a number of "varying musical approaches compatible with mainstream tastes". Linked by an ethos more than a musical approach, the indie rock movement encompassed a wide range of styles, from hard-edged, grunge-influenced bands, through do-it-yourself experimental bands like Pavement, to punk-folk singers such as Ani DiFranco.
In fact, there is an everlasting list of subgenres of indie rock. Many countries have developed an extensive local indie scene, flourishing with bands with enough popularity to survive inside the respective country, but unknown elsewhere. However, there are still indie bands that start off locally, but attract an international audience. Indie rock is noted for having a high proportion of female artists compared with preceding rock genres, a tendency exemplified by the development of the feminist-informed Riot Grrrl music of acts like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, 7 Year Bitch, Team Dresch and Huggy Bear. However, Cortney Harding pointed out that this sense of equality is not reflected in the number of women running indie labels; the BBC documentary Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie pinpoints the birth of indie as the 1977 self-publication of the Spiral Scratch EP by Manchester band Buzzcocks. Although Buzzcocks are classified as a punk band, it has been argued by the BBC and others that the publication of Spiral Scratch independently of a major label led to the coining of the name "indie".
"Indie pop" and "indie" were synonymous. In the mid-1980s, "indie" began to be used to describe the music produced on post-punk labels rather than the labels themselves; the indie rock scene in the US was prefigured by the college rock that dominated college radio playlists, which included key bands like R. E. M. from the US and The Smiths from the UK. These two bands rejected the dominant synthpop of the early 1980s, helped inspire guitar-based jangle pop. In the United States, the term was associated with the abrasive, distortion-heavy sounds of the Pixies, Hüsker Dü, Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr. and The Replacements. In the United Kingdom the C86 cassette, a 1986 NME compilation featuring Primal Scream, The Pastels, The Wedding Present and other bands, was a document of the UK indie scene at the start of 1986, it gave its name to the indie pop scene that followed, a major influence on the development of the British indie scene as a whole. Major precursors of indie pop included Postcard bands Josef K and Orange Juice, significant labels included Creation and Glass.
The Jesus and Mary Chain's sound combined the Velvet
Ruby (Kaiser Chiefs song)
"Ruby" is a song by English indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs. It was released in the United Kingdom on 5 February 2007 as the lead single from their second studio album, Yours Truly, Angry Mob, it became the band's first number-one single on 25 February 2007 and ended 2007 as the year's 10th biggest-selling single in the UK with total sales of 313,765. A video single of the song was released in the United States at Best Buy stores on 13 March 2007, two weeks before the album was released there, featured a live version of "Everything Is Average Nowadays" and the B-side "Admire You"; the song has sold 375,000 copies in the UK. "Ruby" was voted number 13 in the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2007. The promo for "Ruby" was directed by Swedish production company Stylewar, who produced the 2005 video for "I Predict a Riot", features the band performing in a desert landscape whilst a CGI metropolis-like miniature city builds around them; the video was scheduled to be shown on Channel 4 at 11:35 p.m. on 15 January but was pulled from the schedules for unknown reasons.
The video premiered on the official Kaiser Chiefs website four days later. 7 in BUN119-7"Ruby" "Admire You" This song was released as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Yours Truly, Angry Mob. CD BUN119CD"Ruby" "From the Neck Down" This song was released as a bonus track on the Best Buy edition of Yours Truly, Angry Mob. Download"Ruby" "Ruby" Best Buy stores video single UNIR 21804-2"Everything Is Average Nowadays" "Admire You" "Ruby" Ruby was prominently featured in the first episode of the ITV fantasy drama Demons, it was played during a scene in which the main character, Luke Van Helsing searches for his friend, named Ruby. The intro to Ruby is used as the theme music to the BBC Radio university quiz programme The 3rd Degree, with Steve Punt. Ruby has been played in many Ruby Tuesday commercials to represent their brand. Plusnet, an internet provider, covered part of the intro in brass; this was because both Kaiser Chiefs and Plusnet are from Yorkshire. The song appears as a bonus track in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and is featured in Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits, Project Gotham Racing 4, SingStar Vol. 2 and Lego Rock Band.
It appears in Pro Evolution Soccer 2010. It appears as a DLC in Rocksmith 2014 On 19 January 2011, Italian band Elio e le Storie Tese played a cover version of the song at the nationwide TV-show Parla con Me, with lyrics changed into a satyric reference to the Rubygate sex scandal, which Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had just been involved with.'Ruby' lyrics "Ruby" on Youtube
In the music industry, a single is a type of release a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record or an album. This can be released for sale to the public in a variety of different formats. In most cases, a single is a song, released separately from an album, although it also appears on an album; these are the songs from albums that are released separately for promotional uses such as digital download or commercial radio airplay and are expected to be the most popular. In other cases a recording released. Despite being referred to as a single, singles can include up to as many as three tracks; the biggest digital music distributor, iTunes Store, accepts as many as three tracks less than ten minutes each as a single, as does popular music player Spotify. Any more than three tracks on a musical release or thirty minutes in total running time is either an extended play or, if over six tracks long, an album; when mainstream music was purchased via vinyl records, singles would be released double-sided.
That is to say, they were released with an A-side and B-side, on which two singles would be released, one on each side. Moreover, only the most popular songs from a released album would be released as a single. In more contemporary forms of music consumption, artists release most, if not all, of the tracks on an album as singles; the basic specifications of the music single were set in the late 19th century, when the gramophone record began to supersede phonograph cylinders in commercially produced musical recordings. Gramophone discs were manufactured in several sizes. By about 1910, the 10-inch, 78 rpm shellac disc had become the most used format; the inherent technical limitations of the gramophone disc defined the standard format for commercial recordings in the early 20th century. The crude disc-cutting techniques of the time and the thickness of the needles used on record players limited the number of grooves per inch that could be inscribed on the disc surface, a high rotation speed was necessary to achieve acceptable recording and playback fidelity.
78 rpm was chosen as the standard because of the introduction of the electrically powered, synchronous turntable motor in 1925, which ran at 3600 rpm with a 46:1 gear ratio, resulting in a rotation speed of 78.26 rpm. With these factors applied to the 10-inch format and performers tailored their output to fit the new medium; the 3-minute single remained the standard into the 1960s, when the availability of microgroove recording and improved mastering techniques enabled recording artists to increase the duration of their recorded songs. The breakthrough came with Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone". Although CBS tried to make the record more "radio friendly" by cutting the performance into halves, separating them between the two sides of the vinyl disc, both Dylan and his fans demanded that the full six-minute take be placed on one side, that radio stations play the song in its entirety; as digital downloading and audio streaming have become more prevalent, it has become possible for every track on an album to be available separately.
The concept of a single for an album has been retained as an identification of a more promoted or more popular song within an album collection. The demand for music downloads skyrocketed after the launch of Apple's iTunes Store in January 2001 and the creation of portable music and digital audio players such as the iPod. In September 1997, with the release of Duran Duran's "Electric Barbarella" for paid downloads, Capitol Records became the first major label to sell a digital single from a well-known artist. Geffen Records released Aerosmith's "Head First" digitally for free. In 2004, Recording Industry Association of America introduced digital single certification due to significant sales of digital formats, with Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" becoming RIAA's first platinum digital single. In 2013, RIAA incorporated on-demand streams into the digital single certification. Single sales in the United Kingdom reached an all-time low in January 2005, as the popularity of the compact disc was overtaken by the then-unofficial medium of the music download.
Recognizing this, On 17 April 2005, Official UK Singles Chart added the download format to the existing format of physical CD singles. Gnarls Barkley was the first act to reach No.1 on this chart through downloads alone in April 2006, for their debut single "Crazy", released physically the following week. On 1 January 2007 digital downloads became eligible from the point of release, without the need for an accompanying physical. Sales improved in the following years, reaching a record high in 2008 that still proceeded to be overtaken in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Singles have been issued in various formats, including 7-inch, 10-inch, 12-inch vinyl discs. Other, less common, formats include singles on Digital Compact Cassette, DVD, LD, as well as many non-standard sizes of vinyl disc; the most common form of the vinyl single is the 45 or 7-inch. The names are derived from its play speed, 45 rpm, the standard diameter, 7 inches; the 7-inch 45 rpm record was released 31 March 1949 by RCA Victor as a smaller, more durable and higher-fidelity replacement for the 78 rpm shellac discs.
The first 45
The Future Is Medieval
The Future Is Medieval is the fourth studio album released by English rock band Kaiser Chiefs. The album was made available through the band's official website on 3 June 2011, before being released in shops on 27 June; the album was re-issued in North America, under the new title Start the Revolution Without Me. This version of the album was released on 6 March 2012, includes the brand new track "On the Run", plus tracks only available on the digital version of the album. Around the same time, a special limited edition vinyl box set was released through the band's official website in the United Kingdom, containing the entire twenty-three tracks from the digital deluxe version of the album, spread across four 10" vinyl records. Just days before the album was announced, a music video for the track "Little Shocks" was released online via the band's official website; the album's title is taken from the lyrics of the track "Child of the Jago". The album was uniquely promoted in the United Kingdom, as copies purchased from the band's website from 3 June could contain a track listing chosen by the purchaser.
Each album could contain ten of any of the twenty-three tracks available on the digital deluxe version of the album, each individual album artwork could be edited to the purchaser's design. Purchasers could share their version of the album, for every other buyer who chooses to purchase their version, they earn £1. All tracks written by Kaiser Chiefs. Ricky Wilson – vocals Andrew'Whitey' White – guitar Nick Hodgson – drums, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Man on Mars" and "If You Will Have Me" Simon Rix – bass Nick "Peanut" Baines – keyboards Tony Visconti – producer, engineer Ethan Johns – producer, engineer David Arnold – additional strings on several tracks Tim Hodgson – additional lyrics on "If You Will Have Me"
Stay Together (album)
Stay Together is the sixth studio album by Kaiser Chiefs, released on 7 October 2016. The album's name is a reference to the opening track "We Stay Together"; the first single from the album, "Parachute", was released on 14 June 2016. The second single, "Hole In My Soul" was released 18 August 2016 and the third and final single, "We Stay Together" was released on 9 December 2016; the album marked a notable shift in the bands sound, incorporating more electronic and synth-pop elements. The album features a dance-oriented sound and includes songs that explore a range of topics, including monogamy and sex. In contrast to the album's predecessor, Education and War, more focused on politics and the perils of war, the Kaiser Chiefs made Stay Together with a focus on love and relationships. Wilson elaborated further on the stark contrast between the last album and Stay Together: "The thing about writing a protest album is it's straightforward. Only an idiot would disagree with you. You're just saying war.
But when you start talking about relationships like on this record it's harder because there’s a lot more blurred lines. There's no right or wrong”. A sold out UK arena tour followed with critics describing the tour as “WILD, energetic and memorable”. On 13 June 2016, Kaiser Chiefs released a song titled "Parachute" onto their YouTube account, a music video. Two months on 18 August 2016, the band released the second single, "Hole in My Soul". On December 9, "We Stay Together" was released. Numerous TV performances and appearances followed including. On 14 June 2016, Kaiser Chiefs released the lead single, "Parachute", with a music video following on 20 June. On 18 August 2016, the band released the second single, "Hole in My Soul"; the album peaked at 4 on the UK Albums Chart and produced two top 40 airplay hits in "Hole In My Soul" and "Parachute". Kaiser ChiefsRicky Wilson – lead vocals, percussion Andrew "Whitey" White – guitar, backing vocals Simon Rix – bass guitar, backing vocals Nick "Peanut" Baines – keyboards Vijay Mistry – drums, percussion
I Predict a Riot
"I Predict a Riot" is a song by Kaiser Chiefs, appearing on their debut album Employment. It was released as their second single on 1 November 2004, was the band's first release on the B-Unique label, it entered at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart. When re-released on 22 August 2005 as a double A-side with "Sink that Ship", it peaked at number nine on the UK chart. Portraying a rowdy night out in their native Leeds with members from the former band Black Wire, "I Predict a Riot" is the group's best-known song, along with "Ruby", it is one of the three tracks the band played when they opened Live 8 in Philadelphia, alongside "Everyday I Love You Less and Less" and "Oh My God". The song makes a reference to a Civil Engineer, born in Austhorpe, Leeds. Singer Ricky Wilson's house was named after him; the song thrives on its Yorkshire heritage with the use of pronouns such as "thee", a nod to the band's origins, for "thee" and "thou" survived in Yorkshire dialect, are still used to an extent today.
Both "I Predict a Riot" and "Sink that Ship" were featured on the soundtrack to the video game Gran Turismo 4. "I Predict a Riot" appeared in Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock as downloadable content alongside present from the start, "Ruby". It has been confirmed for release for Rock Band. "Take My Temperature", a B-side on the initial release, is a live favourite, notably at earlier gigs. The guitar riff after "who doesn't want to be out there" is overdubbed with Hammond organ, played by Peanut. In live performances, the song begins with a drum solo played by Ricky around the same kit, it featured in a scene of Las Vegas second season, episode 16 titled "Can You See What I See?". The song and the band are referenced in Plan B's 2012 song "Ill Manors" in the lyrics "London's burning, I predict a riot / Fall in, fall out who knows what it's all about / What did that chief say? / Something'bout the kaisers" There have been two videos produced for "I Predict a Riot". The first, made for the original release, was directed by Charlie Paul, features the band performing in front of a crowded audience, who appear to start a "pillow fight".
Notably, the video contains Ricky Wilson wearing a Nevile house tie, from the Leeds Grammar School. However, it was the second video, directed by Swedish collective StyleWar; the main plot is the band wandering and performing in an Edwardian town, catching the attention of a mysterious freak show owner. The climax of the features the band performing on the stage of a crowded replica of The Globe Theatre. "7 BUN088-7:"I Predict a Riot" "Take My Temperature"CD BUN088CD:"I Predict a Riot" "Take My Temperature" "Wrecking Ball" "I Predict a Riot" 7", CD:"I Predict a Riot" "Sink That Ship"Maxi CD:"I Predict a Riot" "Less Is More" "Everyday I Love You Less and Less" "I Predict a Riot" McFly and Bedouin Soundclash have covered the song on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. More unusual cover versions have included a choral version from The Cheshire Chord all female choir and a salsa version from The Swanvesta Social Club; the song was covered by Girls Aloud on their 2006 Chemistry arena tour and on the soundtrack to St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold, they changed the lyric "borrow a pound for a condom" to "borrow a pound for the bus home", which the band appeared to take offence to.
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band covered the song on their 2007 reunion album Pour l'Amour des Chiens. In 2006, New Zealand radio broadcaster "The Joint" mixed excerpts from financial analysts Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert's radio programs to produce a version of the song reflecting the trillions of dollars of derivatives in the shadow banking system which they predicted would cause a financial meltdown. In 2011, Irish pop group Westlife performed the song as part of their medley for their Gravity Tour. In the late 2000s, Chris Moyles did a parody of "I Predict a Riot" called "I Predict a Diet", which Moyles sings about needing a diet