Talk:Kaiser Chiefs

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I think the "History" section should be deleted and rewritten. I would be very surprised if it wasn't written by a non-native English speaker. Examples: "being in the same class" = unnatural use of the gerund; "asked if they should MAKE a band" = foreign-sounding verb choice; "AT their respective fields" = should be IN; "which Ricky didn't know why they did that but" = bad grammar; etc. I would guess that whoever wrote this section is probably a native speaker of a Romance language. _________________________________________________________________________ —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:30, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

I deleted the sentence "Dutch radio show Timur Open Radio on Yorin FM loves the band." during a copy-edit.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Gths (talkcontribs)

I deleted the genre "Post-Punk Revival". They're not a post-punk revival band, they couldn't have less in common with the genre. In fact, they are the antithesis of the "arty" post-punk movement...

Former name of Kaiser Chiefs[edit]

Is the author of the article sure that they were formerly known as Runston Parva (non-existent village) rather than Ruston Parva (village in East Yorkshire?) It would seem that there might have been a typo....—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) fact they were named after Ruston Parva, they just remembered it incorrectly.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

They came from a small village called menston in yorkshie, and some came from guiesley a small town a few miutes drive from menston. They attended st marys menston and some attended guisely fieldhead. And it is West Yorkshire not east Yorkshire!—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Employment Selling Figures[edit]

in geocities top 100-albums of the year 2005 ive seen that "employment"just sold 1.8 mio copies, but here isaw a number about 2.8 mio-a bit too much i think. i wrote 1.8 mio instead of 2.8 mo copies—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Why does "The Pooh Sticks" forward here?[edit]

Does the 90's britpop retro band The Pooh Sticks have some connection to these yarbles?

Because "The Pooh Sticks" refers here. And there's no mention of 'em in the article.

What the hey, folks?—Preceding unsigned comment added by Taniwha (talkcontribs)

The band formed in 1997. That is a little late for post punk. Evlekis 5 June 2006
What the hell's a yarble? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:15, 3 August 2009 (UTC)


The photo on this page is not a photo of the Kaiser Chiefs but of another band. Please change it! I can't because apparently it can't be changed!—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Not true. It is a terrible picture, and I'm not sure the whole band is in it or everyone in it is in the band, but it is related. However, a new picture is needed forthwith! U-Mos 20:03, 14 August 2006 (UTC)

Indie rock?[edit]

I think the naming indie rock is inaccurate. The eighties-ish sound of Kaiser Chiefs is more like new wave, not indie. I suggest 'indie rock' to be changed to 'new wave'. The Dutch WP-article has this too. MrTroy 19:15, 24 June 2006 (UTC)

I'm changing "indie rock" to "new wave". I've never read any review saying they're an indie rock band. There are lots of reviews, on the contrary, that refer to them as a new wave band. A few examples:

-> Rolling Stone's review of Employment

-> Boston Globe interview

In the latter, Nick Hodgson says: "The Ramones wrote pop songs in a punk/new-wave style, which isn't too far away from what we're doing." --MrTroy 14:13, 4 July 2006 (UTC)

I'm absolutly sure that this music is NOT Indie Rock, and even more sure that it isn't Art Rock! If you knew, for example, Arcade Fire you'd know "Art Rock". But this is more Pop as Art Rock. Should be deleted, don't you think so?

Where did the the descriptions "The band are influenced by alternative rock mainstream acts such as Nirvana and Alice in Chains" and "The group took inspiration from Led Zeppelin and American rock music" come from? The band have a very british alternative sound in my opinion, and bear absolutely no resemblance to US alternative bands or Led Zepellin! Indeed they are very remenincent of early Blur (pre parklife), who are definitely regarded as being Indie! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:37, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

blur circa modern life is rubbish isn't really indie rock. more like "blur"(97 album, which, funny enough, have their biggest worldwide sucess) or indie only in the british sense of the word —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:04, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

The album employment should be changed from Indie Rock and New Wave to New Wave and Punk Rock, Kaiser chiefs aren't indie at all —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:04, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

New Album[edit]

The line where it mentions the new album should say what year the album is scheduled to drop.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs)

Removed 'Encounters'[edit]

I reverted to remove the 'Encounters' section, which was some guy's (badly-written) account of meeting the band. Aside from the numerous spelling, grammar and punctuation errors, the whole section failed to adhere to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines.

Tuskah 06:09, 7 October 2006 (UTC)

5th Quater[edit]

Just wondering why you removed this: The Kaiser Chiefs have recieved minor exposure in Australia. The Australian Rules football program The Fifth Quarter, which reviews AFL games played each Saturday, on Network Ten, has the Kaiser Chiefs song Na Na Na Na Naa as their theme song.

I had no idea about the band until I heard the song (on the program) and googled them.


They are british, so why does is their name the KAISER chiefs? A Kaiser is a german king. I came to this article looking for info on this but couldnt find anything. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:56, 12 March 2007 (UTC).

"Kaiser Chiefs, a British indie/britpop band from Leeds, was named after the Kaizer Chiefs Football Club (In south Africa I believe) because Lucas Radebe, a former member of the Chiefs, captained the team they all supported, Leeds United A.F.C."

The Kaizer Chiefs Are a football team in south africa

Indeed they were named after he Kaizer Chiefs. I've since added this to the main article. (Peanut4 02:37, 22 September 2007).


Would it be correct to add a title on comparisons to other bands? Or possible influences? For example my friend and I believe they could be compared with the band Blur and possibly the Clash in their style. Ashfan83 22:18, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

Origins of the name[edit]

I appreciate that there is a South African football team called the Kaizer Chiefs, and indeed Ricky Wilson has on record said that the band was named after the team; but I have read somewhere that they are named after a motorcycle - the 1935 Kaiser 'Chief' 750 cc Manx TT Works Racer, which was the one used in the track 'Saturday Night'. And this spelling is the same as the band's... which is the correct object of naming? Tomkeene 15:22, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

wow omg i can't believe it some totally hilarious dude has edited this page to imply that the kaiser chiefs are gay. lol funny stuff eh?

how come[edit]

how come everything says kaiser chiefs is an indie rock band but the first line in the page, album and singles page says from the rock band kasier cheifs. you should either put from the indie rock band or put rock in the genres. they both ought to be the same in this case. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:55, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Post-punk revival?[edit]

I am a particular fan of old post-punk and new post-punk bands, but I really think Kaiser Chief's sound is more directed towards new wave...not because it has synthesizers (The Killers use synthesizers but manage to sound post-punk) but because it has sound that is remainder of the new wave/mod revival of The Jam (considering The Jam is one of the principal influences of Kaiser Chiefs). They themselves said that they played new wave on an interview, and even more...on their official myspace page they CONSIDER THEMSELVES NEW WAVE. Nuff' said. The-15th (talk) 17:12, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

For Christ's sake, let's just put them under Alternative and be done with it. (talk) 07:19, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

Oxegen Image[edit]

This article may be enhanced by one of my images of Mister Wilson located at Oxegen 2008. In a separate occurrence an image can be found also at Oxegen 2006. --➨♀♂Candlewicke ST # :) 12:01, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Reading 2006[edit]

  • Here is an Evening Standard review... --Candlewicke ST # :) 15:25, 15 March 2009 (UTC)

Leeds united[edit]

this band support them shouldn't this be included Aylish (talk) 10:32, 19 December 2011 (UTC)


Why are the Kaiser Chiefs now listed as pop? I'm pretty sure they're not all. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:31, 12 November 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Kaiser Chiefs[edit]

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