Leeds band The Kaiser Chiefs have once again moved to dismiss speculation that they are set to split.
Since their third album ‘Off With Their Heads’ faired poorly in the charts, the band have been the subject of countless rumours, including that they were set to be dropped by their label. The whisperings became louder after the second single from the album, ‘Good Days, Bad Days’, failed to trouble the UK Top 100. No other singles have been released from the album to date.
However, speaking in the Daily Star newspaper, the band insisted they are simply taking time off: ““Splitting up may be all the rage, but it’s not on our agenda. We’re only just started,” they said. “For the first time since 2004 the Chiefs have some time off the road. There’s no internal strife in this band.”
“Each Kaiser Chiefs record has been impulsive and recorded with a clock ticking. We’ll be taking our time over album four, and we’ll be back when it’s time for us to continue.”
The band shot to fame in 2005 when a re-issue of the single ‘I Predict a Riot‘ landed in the UK top ten. They went on to score a number one single in 2007 with ‘Ruby’ and the subsequent album, ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’ also hit the top spot in the Album charts. They reached a peak in May 2008 when they played a huge homecoming show at Leeds United’s Elland Road stadium.
After a quiet few months since their single ‘Good Days, Bad Days’ flopped, the band returned with a standout performance at this year’s Reading/Leeds Festival.