"Take a look, take a look, take a look
At the kids on the street, no, they never miss a beat
No, they never miss a beat, never miss a beat
Never miss a beat, beat, beat, beat"
—Never Miss a Beat
Kaiser Chiefs are an indie rock band from Leeds, England, formed in 1996 as Runston Parva, then changed to just Parva; however, after their record deal fell apart with a single album due to the label's closure, they decided to start from scratch and rechristened themselves with their current name, with which they would achieve international success. Their current name comes from Kaizer Chiefs, a football team from Johannesburg (South Africa), in which one of Leeds United's all-time famous players, Lucas Radebe, started his career.
Their sound draws much inspiration from New Wave
and post-punk, while adding touches of other styles of rock along the way.
The band is comprised of: Ricky Wilson (vocals), Andrew White (guitar), Simon Rix (bass), Vijay Mistry (drums, replacing founding member Nick Hodgson) and Nick Baines (keyboard).
Singer Ricky Wilson joined the third season of The Voice UK
as a coach.
- 22 (2003, as Parva)
- Employment (2005)
- Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007)
- Off With Their Heads (2008)
- The Future is Medieval (2011)
- Start the Revolution Without Me (USA, 2012)
- Education, Education, Education & War (2014)
Kaiser Chiefs provide examples of: